Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Meatless Monday: Green "Chickenish" Salad made with Chickpeas!

Easy green herb dip on top of a bowl of chickpeas makes a suprisingly tasty chick pea salad that is slightly reminiscent of chicken salad. The truth is that you could put the dip on your shoe and it would become a surprisingly delicious treat. My Easy Green Chickenish Salad with chickpeas makes me want to take some chick peas and make mock chicken salad tomorrow with some celery and mayo.

My inspiration for my chickpea salad?

Well, I was watching Dr. Oz on Super Value Super Foods and eggs and chickpeas were at the top of the list so I decided ourGlutenFree family would have to keep both on hand to eat as snacks. And there they were in the fridge next to each other--chickpeas and easy green dip. Two great tastes that taste great together, I think they say.

Here is a list of all the $5 Friday Superfoods that were both healthy and affordable:
  • Eggs
  • Onions
  • Chickpeas
  • Popcorn
I bought a bag of chickpeas in keeping with the Super Value theme and soaked them overnight. The next day, I boiled them with water on low for a few hours with salt and 3 garlic cloves and a bay leaf until the chickpeas were softened. When they were finished I drizzled with a little olive oil, vinegar and lemon zest to keep in the fridge. Finally, I served them with a spoonful of easy green dip.

Chickpeas from a bag are really a value superfood. The canned chickpeas are not as much of a value and they don't taste as good but they are convenient. But, as I said before, if you served them with easy green dip they would be a surprisingly delicious treat.

Related posts:
Popping Popcorn--A Naturally Gluten Free Snack
Hardboiled Eggs
Potatoes, Green Beans, Olives and Hard Boiled Eggs: Composed Salad for Kids


Bariatric Nutrition said...

Now people want to be vegetarian. A bag of chickpeas in keeping with the super value theme and soaked them overnight.Then there is a tasty and healthy curry we will get. Thanks.

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