Salad recipes are my favorite way to showcase vibrant, in-season produce – fruits and veggies that are so good on their own that you don’t need to do much to make them into a delicious meal. This Chickpea Salad is loaded with crisp cucumbers, juicy snack tomatoes, creamy avocado, and crunchy red onions. The fresh kiwi dressing adds the citrus flavor.
Chickpea salad is one of our favorite summer meals because it’s light but filling. This healthy salad with Avocado, Snack Tomato, Cucumber is vegan and gluten-free and adds on its low in fat and high in protein.
What are chickpeas? Chickpeas are peach-colored round legumes or seed pods and part of the pea family. Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management, and reducing the risk of several diseases. They are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.
They have a satisfying nutty flavor. You can use canned drained chickpeas or soaked it overnight. Boil in the pressure cooker and then used it. Serve this delicious salad with Greek yogurt as it has more protein and less sugar and sodium than the same amount of regular yogurt.
The Avocados do have a good amount of natural, heart-healthy fat, of course, and they add all the creaminess you’ll want, so there’s no need to butter or mayo your wraps and buns. The diced cucumber and red onions add amazing texture in this salad.
Chickpea Avocado Salad with Kiwi Dressing | Protein Rich Salad | Healthy Salad Recipe
This a wholesome salad that is packed with proteins, vitamins, and minerals. This salad is so simple to make and can put together in minutes. The addition of fresh kiwi dressing brings out the fresh flavors. You can enjoy this amazing salad with taco, wraps, or even with buns as well.
Salad Ingredients :
Boil Chickpea (Soak the dried chickpeas overnight with 3 cups of water. Drain the water, rinse the chickpeas and boil in a pressure cooker until done ) – 2 Cups
Snack Tomato (Halved) – 1 cup
Avocado (pitted and chopped) – 3
English Cucumber – 1 cup (chopped)
Red onion – 1 cup (chopped)
Juice of one lemon
Serve With :
Greek Yogurt – 2 cups
Kiwi Dressing – 1 cup
- In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients, then drizzle kiwi dressing on top. Toss to combine.
- Can be served immediately, but best to cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and toss again before serving.