Chickpea Salad Recipe And Its Health Benefits – DilBlogs
Health

Chickpea Salad Recipe And Its Health Benefits

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Chickpea Salad is easy to make and has lots of health benefits. Chickpeas or garbanzo beans is a type of legume. It is round in shape and beige colored. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein therefore can be an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarians and vegan diets. Adding chickpeas to your diet will improve digestion, aids weight management and reduces the risk of several diseases. Include your favorite veggies in the chickpeas to make a great salad that can go well for lunch or as a side dish with your meals.

Let’s take a look at few benefits of this nutrient-dense chickpeas:

  • It contributes to healthy bone structure and strength as it is an excellent source of iron, calcium, Vitamin C, A, E, folate, and other nutrients. Therefore helps prevent osteoporosis and anemia.
  • Fiber, Potassium, B vitamins, Iron, Magnesium, Selenium present in chickpeas helps support heart health.
  • It keeps the digestive tract healthy and promotes regularity as it contains soluble dietary fiber.
  • Aids in weight management as it keeps you full for longer and reduces appetite.
  • It controls blood sugar prevents sudden insulin spikes as it is low in glycemic index and presence of starch amylose.

Check out below for the recipe

Ingredients

(Serves 2)

  • Chickpeas boiled or canned – 1 cup
  • Cucumber diced – 1\2 cup
  • Onion diced – 1\2 cup
  • Tomatoes diced – 1\2 cup
  • Corn frozen – 1\2 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Chaat Masala – 1\2 teaspoon (optional)

Instructions

Step 1

Wash and soak chickpeas overnight and boil them the next day. If you are using canned you don’t have to boil, use it as it is.

Step 2

Wash all the vegetables and dice them.

Step 3

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them well.

Enjoy your healthy salad guilt-free with your meals or as a snack.

1 Comment

Write A Comment