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Chickpea Salad

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In hopes of feeling full longer and feeding my body good things to keep my energy up to work out, I have tried a few Beachbody recipes. One That did not disappoint was the Chickpea of the Sea Salad I found on their Fit For Life page.

Chickpea Salad Beachbody Recipe

I made this one evening when Mr Boots was stuck in traffic and I only had L to feed. OMGoodness! Yummy!

I spread some in a piece of Naan (I love me some Naan!) and rolled it up like a burrito. It seemed dry to me so I added a slice of tomato, and that helped a lot. Adding some mustard would have also been good.

Chickpea Salad via muddybootsanddiamonds.com

I couldn’t say no to seconds, but was good and didn’t eat the second piece of Naan that was in the bag. It was great paired with tomato slices.
Chickpea salad via muddybootsanddiamonds.com

To be honest, I thought L would gobble this up along side me. He loves hummus at the moment, and will eat apples, celery, and bell pepper. But he spat it back out. I’m going with the texture theory. If this had been blended together like hummus he might not have minded.

This would make a great side salad or in cucumber cups. I ended up eating it straight out of the bowl for a couple of days since no one else wanted it. I loved when I bit into apple and onion at the same time – there’s something about those two flavors being together that I love.

What is great about this recipe is that you can really tailor it to your liking. I had a bell pepper that needed using, so I added a little bit of that as well.

“Chickpea of the Sea” Wrap by Becky Hunt
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 14 oz canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 stalks celery chopped small
  • 1/2 small apple chopped small
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped small
  • 2 medium carrots shredded
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp hummus
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 fresh juice from lemon
  •  sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Wheat tortillas

Instructions
In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas a few times until blended but still has chunks. You can also mash them with a potato masher in a bowl. I used my new favorite kitchen tool: the Pampered Chef Mix 'n Chop.

Chickpea Salad via muddybootsanddiamonds.com

Transfer to a bowl with the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly until well combined.

Chickpea of the Sea Salad via muddybootsandiamonds.com

Spread on a wheat tortilla, piece of bread, top a salad, or eat straight from the bowl! It’s even better if you let the ingredients meld a bit before eating it.

Enjoy!




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