Sunday, 2 June 2013

food: chickpeas

I think the temperature has jumped up 20 degrees in the last week. And as the temperature increases, strangely enough my appetite declines. 

Actually that's a lie. 

I just want to eat different things; something lighter and fresh that doesn't make me feel like a hot, sweaty polar bear in the desert. And that's where salads come into the equation. Whether they are leaf based, filled with pulses, packed with protein or veggie heavy, salads are a summer meal time staple, 

And in pursuit of inspiration, I headed over to pinterest, where I found this fantastic recipe, using chickpeas, on the Dashing Dish website. Note to all readers, this website is worth a visit because it has great healthy alternatives and seriously yummy food photography. 

In a nutshell, Mediterranean Chickpea Salad goes a little something like this. 

drain chickpeas and rinse in water. 

chop red onion, cucumber, tomato, peppers and parsley.

combine all ingredients with the chickpeas and mix together.

add the feta and pour over a dressing made with olive oil, lemon, vinegar, salt and pepper. 
Ok so I made some small changes to the recipe but basically its the same and it tasted a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

Go check out Katie's great healthy ideas for yummy food, here. 


  1. It's sometimes unbearable to swallow the bare chick peas. Thanks for sharing this :)

    1. Oh I love chickpeas on their own anyway, but this recipe brings so many other flavours that the chickpeas are just one teeny part! Try it out, you might find a new love for chickpeas! :)


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