Mint and Roasted Chickpea Salad

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Nothing says fresh like mint, right? I had some leftover mint from my Watermelon and Mint Lemonade and came up with this salad. I have a feeling it’s going to become my summer staple when I don’t have a lot of time or brainpower to come up with a meal, because it’s so fresh and light, while also filling me up.

You’re getting a big serving of greens from the salad, plus a healthy amount of fibre and protein from the chickpeas and peas. On top of all that, the fresh mint adds a lot of flavour.  Yum!

INGREDIENTS (serves roughly two people)

  • Half a cucumber
  • 3 sprigs of mint (just the leaves)
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 1 can of Roasted chickpeas

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start by following our roasted chickpea recipe – this step takes the longest so if you want to throw this salad together quickly, I would make the chickpeas the day before. Roasted chickpeas are one of my favourite things and make a great snack, so it never hurts to have extra on hand and prepping them beforehand, takes this meal from 45 minutes of prep time, to 10-15 minutes.
  2. Cut cucumber, roughly dice mint and add to bowl
    • cucumber mint and peas

      Looking good so far!

  3. Wash lettuce, break into bite size pieces and put in a bowl
    • Salad
  4. Mix ingredients for dressing, I like to put the oil and vinegar in a mason jar then shake it up.
  5. Add dressing to salad then top with chickpeas and it’s ready to eat! 🙂
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3 comments

  1. I love roasted chickpeas, I never thought to use them on a salad! If you’re interested, I host a blogger link up every Tuesday- I’d love for you to share a post! All you need is the URL of a post you’d like to share, it’s a great networking opportunity. There’s a quick explanation on my main menu under ‘Tell Em Tuesdays’ if you’d like more info.
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    http://peeledwellness.com

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