Avocado Chickpea Salad

Avocado Chickpea Salad

This vegetarian friendly salad packs in lots of protein in the chickpeas! Not only that but its also a rich source of fiber which helps fight constipation.  The bright red pepper in this salad keep skin and hair, young and healthy by providing a great source of vitamin E. If you're a fan of cilantro, it is a great flavor booster in this salad! Its full of calcium to build strong bones and supports healthy cardiovascular health. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a large red pepper
  • 2 cups of chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans; if you have the time soak and cook fresh chickpeas; so much better)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Handful of fresh parsley or cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 large avocado, or two small
  • 1 plum tomato

How To:

  • Chop 1/2 of a large red pepper. Add to a medium sized bowl.
  • Add to the bowl 2 cups of cooked chickpeas.
  • Chop 1 large or two small avocado, chop coarsely. Add to the chickpeas and red pepper.
  • Mince 1 clove of garlic, add to bowl.
  • Chop one tomato, add to bowl.
  • Squeeze juice out of one lemon, try to get as much as you can; without any seeds.
  • Mix well together.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve salad right away, avocado can’t stand for to long after it has been opened.