Simple Green Salad Recipe With Chickpeas

Let’s try and make a quick and delicious green salad for dinner.

It has high nutrition values vital for stronger bone, suitable for vegans, good for the heart, immune system, soy-free, low-calorie, high in fiber and protein too.

This healthy simple green salad recipe with chickpeas will serve for two and be ready in less than 15 minutes.

A bowl of green salad with chick peas

What Are The Ingredients?

For Dressing,

* Salt to taste or half teaspoon.

* Two teaspoons of rice vinegar.

* One and a half cups of buttermilk.

* A quarter cup of finely chopped fresh herbs (mint, parsley and/or cilantro).

* One medium-size of avocado, freshly peeled and having the stone removed (pitted).

For Salad,

* 6 – 8 fresh cherry or baby tomatoes, cut into halves.

* One cup of sliced cucumber (you can use zucchini if you like).

* A quarter cup of diced low-fat Swiss cheese.

* Three cups of romaine lettuce (well chopped).

* One can of chickpeas (rinsed well).

Let’s get into it.

How To Make It?

1. In a blender, put all the dressing ingredients into it and blend well until smooth and looks creamy.

2. For the salad, toss the lettuce and cucumber in a bowl with a quarter of the dressing. Mix them well.

3. Finally, add to the top with the cheese, tomatoes and chickpeas.

Ready to serve.

Tips:

* The extra leftover dressing can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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My Quick Health Nutrition Facts For This Recipe

Ok, let’s find out some nutrition health facts that you can have from this recipe.

1. Avocado. Absolutely cholesterol-free, gluten-free, high in fiber, and low in sodium.

Do you know that an average size avocado consists of Protein 2.7g, Carbs 12g, Fiber 9.2g, Monounsaturated fat 21g, Calories 227?

2. Chickpeas. This type of legume is very rich in protein, fiber, carbohydrates and low in calories. They help in improving heart and colon health, promote weight loss and control blood sugar.

A typical can of drained chickpeas gives you Protein 17.8g, Fiber 16g, Carbs 57g, Calcium 114mg, Potassium 319mg. For more nutrient data, find out from the Food Data Central.

3. Low-fat Swiss cheese. This medium-hard cheese is another good source of daily nutrients. Some of the potential health benefits are for stronger healthy bones, building muscle mass, boosting metabolism, and possibly aiding in lowering blood pressure.

Note: Due to its containing lactose, individuals with lactose intolerant may experience stomach discomfort. Be careful, it is also high in sodium, so may influence the blood pressure too it taken often and in excess.

A cup of diced low-fat Swiss cheese gives you high Protein 38g, Calories 236, Carbs 4.4g, high Calcium 1270mg, high Phosphorus 799mg, Sodium 263mg, Cholesterol 46mg. For more nutrient data, find out from the Food Data Central.

4. Buttermilk. A good source of energy and Vitamin B Riboflavin which are vital for your body’s energy. This fermented dairy milk contains good bacteria and is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

All these vitamins and minerals are also important for the immune system, keeping the heart and kidney health and boosting energy.

One cup (120g) of buttermilk gives you high energy 1940kj, Protein 41g, Carbs 59g, Calcium 1420mg, Potassium 1910mg, Vitamin A 210iu, Riboflavin 1.58mg. For more nutrient data, find out from the Food Data Central.

Isn’t this green salad recipe is so easy and quick to make? Try to make it for your dinner tonight.

If you have any questions, let me know in your comment below and I will be back within 24 hours.

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