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Veggie loaded chickpea salad

Veggie loaded chickpea salad

Been hearing about the nutritional value of hemp hearts but unsure how to use them? This delicious salad is the perfect lunch on the go, incorporating hemp hearts alongside a delicious blend of good fats, fresh veggies and protein!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper diced
  • 1/2 Cucumber diced
  • 1/2 Avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup Carrots julienned
  • Pinch Each Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds optional

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions:

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas under cold water. Pour into bowl. If desired, season with pepper and salt.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard together and drizzle over chickpeas.
  3. Dice the red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Julienne the carrot. Add to bowl and mix together.
  4. Sprinkle the hemp seeds on top of the salad for an extra source of protein, healthy fats, fibre, and crunch!
  5. ENJOY!

 


Recipe courtesy of Half Your Plate, a healthy living initiative that empowers Canadians of all ages to eat more fruits and vegetables.