Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM

Chickpeas! Chickpeas! Chickpeas!

Yoga school is in full swing and my schedule is jammed packed. To help my week easier I prepared some light nutritious salads that can be consumed on the go.

Clearly I get on kicks and use one ingredient to inspire my menu. This week chickpeas were on my mind and hence my salads have chickpeas as the base ingredient. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber. To read more on the benefits of chickpeas read here!

Greek Chickpea Salad

(vegetarian and gluten free)

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mix all ingredients and squeeze a tiny bit of lemon juice over top


1/2 c sliced cucumber
5 cherry tomatoes – cut in half
1/3 c diced red onion
4 pitted black olived sliced and chopped
3/4 c chickpeas drained and rinces
1 tbsp low fat feta cheese

greek salad

Israeli Chickpea Salad

(vegan and gluten free)

light and crisp!

light and crisp! mix lemon,cumin, and salt separate and pour over mixture


1/2 c chick peas drained and rinsed
1/2 c cucumbers sliced
1 whole medium tomato, remove insides and dice
1/3 c red onion, diced
1/3 c lemon juice
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt