Chickpea Lentil Salad

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook Time
  • Difficulty Low
  • Serving2-4
  • Plant Protein

    Recipes with plant protein-rich ingredients.  Examples of plant-based high protein foods include; quinoa, teff, millet, wild rice, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum, wheat, nuts, seeds, hemp seeds, peas, beans, lentils, legumes, soy, tofu & tempeh, broccoli, brussels, spinach, kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast.

  • High Fibre

    High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.

  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Heart Healthy

    Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.

  • Vitamins Minerals

Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1-2 cups cooked brown lentils
  • 1 can chickpeas - 1 ½ cups | 15oz | 425g
  • 2 cups celery - fine dice
  • 1 bell pepper |. capsicum - fine diced
  • 1 watermelon radish - fine dice
  • 2 sprigs parsley - fine chop

Method

Chickpea Lentil Salad

 

WASH + DICE all the veg about the same size as a chickpea – a good chance to hone your knife skills.

 

MIX all ingredients in a bowl.   

 

DRESS with 4-6 tbsp honey mustard dressing or oil-free Orange Vinaigrette or Lemon Garlic Tahini.

 

SERVE with Wombok Cabbage Salad or Red Cabbage Salad or Crispy Lettuce.  TOP with nuts, seeds, olives, cheese, avocado.

Tips + Suggestions

SWAP Chickpea + Lentils for cooked rice, quinoa, cannellini beans, black lentils, pinto, adzuki, black beans, black-eyed peas.

 

SERVE with Rocket | Arugula fresh pea tendrils, spinach, baby kale, mixed baby greens, lettuces, herbs.

 

ADD sunflower seeds or any other nuts or seeds.

 

ANIMAL PROTEIN – ADD Canned tuna, fish or smoked fish or HB Egg