Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Servings: 2

This zesty salad has a lot to offer, with a range of textures and flavors including sweet balsamic vinegar, crunchy sesame seeds, fresh basil, and chewy chickpeas. This protein-packed dish is vegan-friendly and gluten-free, which makes it an excellent option for family gatherings!

 

INGREDIENTS

1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 carrot, grated
½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
10 basil leaves
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sunflower seeds

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine the chickpeas, tomatoes, carrot, cilantro, olive oil, vinegar, and salt in a serving bowl, tossing to combine.
2. Garnish with the basil leaves, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds, then serve!

 

NUTRITION • per one serving • 

Calories 416
Total Fat 16.4 g 25%
Saturated Fat 2.1 g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g —
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g —
Trans Fat — 
Cholesterol — 
Sodium 630 mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 48 g 13%
Dietary Fiber 12 g 49%
Total Sugars 12 g —
Protein 13 g 26%
Vitamin A 1923 mcg 141%
Vitamin C 28.4 mcg 47%
Vitamin D — 
Potassium 759 mg 13%
Calcium 99 mg 10%
Iron 2.73 mg 15%

This AMAZING Recipe can be found in my new The Mediterranean Refresh Under 30 Minutes cookbook here


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