Ten years ago, I didn't like chickpeas. I had never paid any attention to them because my mom never cooked with them. But when I met my husband, he invited me to dinner at his house and his mom served us a wonderful soup made with chickpeas. At first, I thought they were pealed hazelnuts! These little beans have tons of vitamins and countless nutritional benefits. I started to research chickpeas after this discovery, wondering how I could use them in my own recipes. Today, I even eat chickpeas by themselves.
Why should you incorporate more chickpeas into your diet? Simply because this bean, which tastes almost like a chestnut, is absolutely packed with fiber and protein. The tomato in this salad will support heart health and its a low calorie ingredient. A good way to introduce chickpeas into your daily diet is to throw them into a quick salad, like this spicy tomato chickpea salad!