You won’t believe this tasty bad boy is actually good for you! I’m making it for lunch today too I’ve never seen a craisen in Hamburg…at least not in the wild! Some of my go-tos include Chickpea Avocado Salad, Chickpea Cucumber Salad, and Buffalo Chickpea Salad. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper, as needed, and serve. So, I”m going to make the curry dish with this and my dried basil and see how it turns out! There are just over seven billion (!!!) Glad it turned out great, thanks man! I made this recipe for dinner tonight because I had bought bagged spinach for this recipe, and I knew it wouldn’t stay fresh forever. Required fields are marked *, Hi, we cook quick vegetarian recipes. Thanks for a yummy and healthy salad! I’m new to your site, enjoying and appreciating the great information but as a Type 1 diabetic for 42 years, I have a vested interest and will be correcting you whenever I come across this. Mix the honey, oil, lemon juice and raisins in a small bowl, Add the cumin, salt and pepper to the dressing bowl and mix well, Drizzle devilishly delicious dressing over the salad. It’s without a doubt one of my favorite recipes of our blog . Amy Katz is a vegan recipe developer, photographer, and Certified Vegan Nutrition Health Coach. Heat a large (12") skillet over medium-high heat (see note below). With about 2 tbsp of olive oil for one person, that comes out to well over 200 calories for just one ingredient, not to mention 28 grams of fat. Every day at work you’re asked “Are you coming for lunch?” Sure you are, and probably to some restaurant that has a crappy veggie option…, It’s like the famous Trojan horse all over again - but  instead of a vicious bunch of hairy, sweaty and smelly soldiers leaping out (much to…, If you’ve been following our blog for a while now then you’ll know we make videos for each of our recipes (Our Channel). And thanks for writing. it’s good and quick, but for one person this only comes out to about 6 grams of protein (I used 0.5 cup chickpeas, doubt I could eat much more in one sitting). Mainly the 4 tbsp of olive oil are responsible for it (480 kcal). Plus one of the main components is Kalamata olives. Goat cheese is great for a change! Yum! We’re just about to head into a New Zealand summer and this is the perfect salad to serve up at the summer beach BBQs, I fully agree on that one! And yep, less oil and more lemon deffo works well . you could use a little less olive oil if you fancy Your videos are awesome: Clear directions and simple to follow. Colorful vegan Mediterranean Chickpea Spinach Salad features carrots and Kalamata olives in a light dressing. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Check out Why Kalamata Olives are one of the healthiest foods on earth to learn more. This post may contain affiliate links, so if you buy from a link we may earn a commission at no cost to you. Thanks for the recipe. Humans are good at surviving. Can anybody confirm the kcals for one portion of this meal? They help protect against two of today’s biggest foes – heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and a whole host of other other malicious dangers (the enemies). Yay, that’s awesome, Nicole! If you're not used to eating them, this salad is a great easy recipe to start with. Serve. The next time, I added roasted sunflower seeds, cooked quinoa, and roasted honeynut squash – double jackpot! In any supermarket you should be able to find some sweet variations. It REALLY is the king of salads. ★★★★★. by Brooke the Cook in (27) Creamy Chickpea Salad. From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. And I plan to share it! Humans have been cultivating them for around 11,000 years now (the humble chickpea) – and still do of course. Because chickpeas are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, as well as Middle Eastern and Indian, they're a natural to pair up with fresh vegetables and a Mediterranean-inspired dressing. I also think it would keep really well if taken to school or work. I tend to be the opposite of a ‘20 minute chef’. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes to soften. What are you waiting for? But goat cheese is a little more expensive. Glad you liked this one, Renee! It was delicious! I also used cranberries because I prefer them to raisins, and I left out th cheese because I hate cheese. Add oil and hot, add diced onion. Loved it but added extra lemon and would only do 3 tbs of olive oil next time. Her easy vegan recipes have been featured on NBC News, Parade, VegNews, BuzzFeed, MSN, Greatist, PureWow, Brides, LIVEKINDLY, Insider, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more. So cool Pam. Wow, this sounds, I have to admit, like some serious level up to the original recipe. Thank you! This recipe makes 2 servings as a light meal. Yep, I did and it works very well. If making it in advance, keep the dressing separate from the salad until you're ready to eat. Oh goodness! This salad tastes best served immediately. This is an amazing salad! Chop the cheese and add with the spinach and chickpeas to a large bowl Copyright © 2020 Veggies Save The Day |  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. Even after nearly three years I still make it once a week or so :). It’s all about moderation, really – I think that’s the key. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. ; ), Really glad you enjoyed Kaye! 2 tbsp = 240 kcal. , Wohoooo!! Another friend gave me a HUGE bag of short grained brown rice that she got at one of our HUGE American superstores. Used this as a base idea for what I did and I have now had this salad 3 times in 2 days lol I roasted the chickpeas in the oven so they’re nice and crispy (drained, rinsed, dried, add some olive/avocado oil, salt, pepper and cayenne, back at 350 for 40 minutes to an hour, stirring every 10, then turned heat down to 200 and let toast another 30 minutes or so so they crisp all the way through but don’t burn!). I'm sure you're sensing a theme here. Looking forward to making this tonight. Thanks! So good! SO GOOD! (I love store-bought hummus as mine didn’t taste good!) Also, chili powder adds a lot of flavor but it is mild unlike cayenne…at least the kind they sell in bulk spices here in the US. I am really glad to have found it! I made it! 1 tablespoon coconut sugar**** 2 tablespoons olive oil. I really hope it turned out as good as you hoped for. No need for 40g per serving lol I think you should modify the dressing, the oil is killing it. Nice! One of the ingredients in Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is shredded carrots. Instructions. Haa, that’s great to hear! it’s the olive oil that makes the impact. Cilantro sounds like a great idea for a burst of extra freshness . I personally find the cheese quite refreshing in this salad. Hi Nicole, Good point!! Made your salad tonight and wow – it really is super easy! Chickpea Spinach Salad (15 Minute Recipe). I really enjoyed it! One serving equals half the salad. Oh well, all opinions welcome! Pour the dressing over and salad and toss well to coat. Yes, you can definitely cut down on the oil when wanted, thank you for sharing how it went. I don’t see anything wrong with 2 tbsp of olive oil for one serving. At Veggies Save The Day you'll find simple delicious recipes that are easy to make any night of the week. This was super easy to make and Absolutely Delicious. I only added the quinoa for a bit of protein and heft since I can’t have feta, it just turned out to be a good mix. Really cool you liked the recipe! You picked two of my favourite recipes. Then you get another 480 kcal from the chickpeas, the cheese and honey contribute a little as well. Great idea regarding the cayenne pepper too! I love this chickpea salad but i do not eat cheese . So great to hear, Pri