Roasted chickpeas are a healthy way to add crunch and nutrition to salads. They are also great served as an appetizer. For this recipe, try using a mandolin to cut the vegetables thinly.
1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup spinach
1 cup romaine
1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
1 cucumber, thinly sliced (approximately 2 cups)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup feta, cubed
1/4 cup low fat vinaigrette dressing
Fat 8 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 533 mg
Makes approximately: 9-10 cups salad
Serving Size: 2 cups Salad
Price per serving: $3.23
Restaurant Price: $6.95
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. On a baking sheet, toss chickpeas with olive oil and salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
3. Set aside as topping for salad.
1. In a large bowl, toss spinach, romaine, radishes, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion and feta together.
2. Add roasted chickpeas to the bowl and toss salad gently with dressing.
A quick way to increase your intake of nutrients such as fiber and folate (a water-soluble B vitamin found naturally in food) and decrease your saturated fat intake is to substitute beans for meat in your diet.
This recipe is brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
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