Chickpeas are part of group of legumes, they provide a lot of fiber. In addition, they are very healthy because they improve intestinal transit, influence the absorption of carbohydrates and help reduce cholesterol levels. Chickpeas are delicious and versatile, you can use them whole, processed or you can even use their flour.
With all these benefits, you must bear in mind that it is important to introduce chickpeas into your diet. we share a delicious dish, a chickpea salad with vegetables , a totally fresh and healthy recipe.
How to make Chickpea Salad with Vegetables:
Wondering how to make a summer chickpea salad? Well, first step in preparing this healthy salad is to peel, cut and dip onion in boiling water . In this way, its flavor will be smoother. You can rinse it in cold water and repeat process, more times you repeat it, smoother its flavor will be.
Prepare chickpeas . We point out that you can use canned chickpeas , you must rinse and peel them previously.In case you want to use dried chickpeas , you must soak them for 12 hours in refrigerator, change water and boil them until they are tender. We recommend you cook a good quantity, divide them and freeze them to have them.
Ready and save time when cooking.
Wash, chop fennel and mix it with onion that you have softened, also add peeled chickpeas and carrot. Carrot can be used raw or cooked . In case of cooking, we recommend steaming or microwave cooking, with these methods less nutrients are lost.
To make it in microwave, peel it, cut it into cubes and cook it in a suitable covered container, you must add a tablespoon of water and leave it in appliance for about 4 minutes. If you want to add it raw, it will be easier to chew it grated or cut. Continue with peas .
If you use frozen, cook them following directions on package. Mix them with salad.Add sliced olives and enjoy this healthy, fresh and nutritious chickpea salad with greens. What do you think of this salad recipe with chickpeas and vegetables? Tell us about your experience in comments. If you liked recipe for Chickpea Salad with vegetables , we suggest you enter our category of Healthy Salad Recipes .
Nutrition Facts for Chickpea Salad with Vegetables
This chickpea salad with sautéed vegetables has 220 calories, 9 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber . Both vegetables and chickpeas are nutrients that provide satiety, that is, they will make you feel full for longer. Plus, that amount of protein is similar to a small serving of meat.
It will be important at some time of day to incorporate an animal protein or a cereal to complete protein that legumes do not provide. And if you also want to learn how to cook other alternatives, keep reading:
- Chickpeas with tuna
- Chickpea salad with tomato and egg
- Chickpea salad with spinach