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Chickpea Salad Recipe

Chickpea Salad Recipe
Start your half cup habit with a 4-week challenge to eat half a cup of pulses three times per week. Pulses are packed with protein, fibre and essential nutrients to help you maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall wellbeing.

They are also delicious and easy to cook. Pouyoukas Foods has a variety of pulses that include beans, chickpeas and lentils.

Here is a delicious recipe by Jamie Oliver for a chickpea salad. This is a good start to your 4-week challenge. Chickpeas are very high in protein, fibre, folate and zinc and are a versatile pulse that can be eaten in so many ways. Make a big batch of Pouyoukas chickpeas and freeze. They are more economical and taste much nicer than tinned chickpeas.

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Chickpea salad

They are also delicious and easy to cook. Recipes Chickpea Salad Recipe European Print This
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 handfuls ripe red cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Pouyoukas chickpeas prepared as per pack instructions
  • 1 handful fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 handful fresh green basil, chopped
  • 100g feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Mix the chopped onion, chillies and tomatoes.
  2. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Season to taste.
  3. Heat the chickpeas in a pan, then add 90 per cent of them to the bowl.
  4. Blend the remaining chickpeas and add these as well – they will give a nice creamy consistency. Allow to marinate for a while and serve at room temperature.
  5. Just as you're ready to serve, give the salad a final dress with the fresh mint and basil.
  6. Place on a nice serving dish and crumble over the feta cheese.

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