Easy Recipe for an Avocado Chickpea Salad

An Avocado Chickpea Salad is refreshing, zesty, and incredibly tasty. It makes the perfect side or a quick pick-me-up lunch.

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Salads get a bad rep. For years, they’ve been known to serve a purpose that only aids in losing weight. And while most salads are quite healthy, many are also ridiculously delicious. And this avocado chickpea salad is just that.

It’s nutritious and yummy.

It’s fulfilling and refreshing.

It provides 2 servings of fruit and 1.5 servings of vegetables and will satisfy your taste buds.

You catch my drift, don’t you? This is the perfect 2 birds 1 stone dish. It is both incredibly healthy, and incredibly delicious.

The ingredients in this salad come together beautifully. It’s as though they were made to pair perfectly only in this recipe. 

And every ingredient serves a purpose.

The avocado provides fiber. If you’re feeling exceptionally satisfied after having a bowl of this, it’s probably because of the avocado. It also gives you a good amount of healthy fat. Thank you, you beautiful, velvety smooth fruit. 
Chickpeas also give out a good amount of fiber. Unlike avocados, chickpeas are a low-calorie food. You can bulk up your salad without worrying about the numbers.
The red bell pepper adds a mildly sweet flavor and a beautifully crisp texture. 
Tomatoes, lemon, and parsley add an incredible amount of freshness to this recipe. 

So if you’re someone who isn’t a fan of traditional salads, give this one a try. It’ll surprise you.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large red pepper
  • 2 cups chickpeas (also known as Garbanzo beans)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • handful fresh parsley or cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large avocado, or two small ones
  • 1 plum tomato

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Directions for Avocado Chickpea Salad: 

  • Chop 1/2 of a large red pepper. Add to a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add to the bowl 2 cups of cooked chickpeas. If you have the time soak and cook fresh chickpeas, they are so much better.
  • Chop 1 large or two small avocado coarsely. Add to the chickpeas and red pepper.
  • Add minced garlic, chopped tomato, and juice from one lemon.
  • Mix well together.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Serve salad right away, avocado can’t stand for too long after it has been opened.  avocado chickpea salad

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Avocado Chickpea Salad

Avocado Chickpea Salad

A complete salad that can be enjoyed on its own or with a side of protein.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • cutting boards
  • citrus squeezer
  • bowl

Ingredients
  

  • ½ large red pepper chopped
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 handful fresh parsley or cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 large avocado chopped
  • 1 plum tomato chopped

Instructions
 

  • Chop 1/2 of a large red pepper. Add to a medium sized bowl.
  • Add to the bowl 2 cups of cooked chickpeas. If you have the time soak and cook fresh chickpeas, they are so much better.
  • Chop 1 large or two small avocado coarsely. Add to the chickpeas and red pepper.
  • Add minced garlic, chopped tomato, and juice from one lemon.
  • Mix well together.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
    Avocado Chickpea Salad
  • Serve salad right away, avocado can’t stand for too long after it has been opened.
    Avocado Chickpea Salad

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 336mg10%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 443IU9%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword appetizer, avocado, bell pepper, chickpea, cilantro, dinner, dinner lunch, garlic, lemon, lemon juice, parsley, russian salad, salad, side dish, tomato
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