Chickpea Salad

I’m still on a salad kick so for lunch I am eating a chickpea salad that I made last night. It’s an easy dish to prepare, very affordable, and fresh. You can really get creative with this salad- add olives, mozzarella, or spinach.

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 10 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium-large cucumber, sliced thinly and quartered
  • 1 avocado, cut into slices
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta (omit for vegan)
  • Handful of fresh chopped basil or cilantro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Drain the chickpeas and prepare vegetables as directed.
  2. Combine in a large bowl, drizzle olive oil, and squeeze the lime over the ingredients in the bowl. Add feta and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve cold with pita, quinoa, or enjoy by itself!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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