This vegetarian friendly salad packs in lots of protein in the chickpeas! Not only that, but it is also a rich source of fiber which helps fight constipation. The bright red pepper in this salad keeps your 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.
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
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 too long after it has been mixed.