Healthy ​Chickpea & Artichoke Salad Recipe: This Vegan Salad Recipe Is Full of Flavors & Textures by Laura Theodore

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2 months ago
Healthy ​Chickpea & Artichoke Salad Recipe: This Vegan Salad Recipe Is Full of Flavors & Textures

Because of the health benefits of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), many people have added them into their healthy diets. Chickpeas are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber, and may aid in weight management, digestion and reduce your risk of disease.

This quick chickpea and artichoke salad recipe is from Easy Vegan Home Cooking. The easy chickpea salad recipe has not only chickpeas, but peppers, artichoke hearts, spinach and a flavorful dressing.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 2 to 3 hours to chill
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes plus 2 to 3 hours to chill 
Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 - 3 ounces baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 6 sweet mini peppers (or 1 medium sweet red or orange bell pepper), seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) water-packed baby artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality balsamic vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the chickpeas, spinach, mini pepper slices, artichoke hearts, olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar (or lemon juice), optional paprika and garlic powder into a large bowl. Gently stir together with a large spoon to thoroughly combine. Taste and add salt and pepper, as desired.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to allow the flavors to develop. Divide between four to six bowls and serve.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Mmm, I love chickpeas. Protein-packed and so tasty, too. Thank you for the yummy salad recipe, Laura Theodore !
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I’m trying to eat healthier and recipes like this really help thanks!

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