Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, is one of the oldest cultivated legumes from the Middle East. These little legumes are are high in fiber and protein, and low in GI and calories. Regular intake of chickpeas can lower your cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. A little as half cup can keep you full longer and helps you to control your weight too.
I make sure to include chickpeas in my meals regularly either making a curry or my favorite channa kurma. Salads are a healthy and delicious way to incorporate this legume in our diet. This Mediterranean inspired chickpea salad is fresh, crunchy and delicious. It makes a light and filling meal and keep you full longer. Serve as a main meal or as a side with warm pita bread.
Notes and Tips
- If you don't have parsley, replace it with coriander leaves.
- If you are not having the salad immediately, refrigerate it until ready to serve.