Spice up your salad or side dish with a Tomato Chickpea Salad that will keep you full and help with your digestion. 

Saladmenu Spicy Tomato Chickpea Salad

I didn’t always eat chickpeas, how about you?

Ten years ago, I didn’t like chickpeas. I had never paid any attention to them because my mom never cooked with them. But when I met my husband, he invited me to dinner at his house and his mom served us a wonderful soup made with chickpeas. At first, I thought they were pealed hazelnuts! These little beans have tons of vitamins and countless nutritional benefits. I started to research chickpeas after this discovery, wondering how I could use them in my own recipes. Today, I even eat chickpeas by themselves. Do you like chickpeas?

Why should you incorporate more chickpeas into your diet?

Simply because this bean, which tastes almost like a chestnut, is absolutely packed with fiber and protein. The tomato in this salad will support heart health and its a low-calorie ingredient. A good way to introduce chickpeas into your daily diet is to throw them into a quick salad, like this spicy tomato chickpea salad!

    Spicy Tomato Chickpea Salad

    Servings: 4
    Calories: 82kcal
    Author: saladmenu.com

    Ingredients

    • 1 15 oz can organic chickpeas garbanzo beans
    • 2 plum tomatoes
    • 2 stems of fresh dill
    • 1 large garlic clove or 2 small cloves
    • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • A thin slice of red onion
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
    • A pinch of ground cayenne pepper
    • Salt to taste

    Instructions

    • Drain chickpeas from 1 15oz can. Place in a salad bowl.
    • Dice 2 plum tomatoes and a slice of red onion. Add to chickpeas.
    • In a skillet on low heat, add 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
    • Mince 1 large garlic clove and add to the skillet. Stir constantly. Add 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Sauté till garlic begins to brown.
    • Add the sautéed garlic with spices to chickpeas and tomatoes.
    • Chop fresh dill and add to the salad, along with a pinch of salt (or to your taste).

    Nutrition

    Calories: 82kcal | Protein: 26g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sugar: 56g

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