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)
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
Israeli Chickpea Salad
(vegan and gluten free)
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