You say Chickpeas I say Garbanzo

You say Chickpeas I say Garbanzo. Let’s call the whole thing off…. but don’t and here’s why! 

These little beauties are prized for their high protein and fiber content. Only 2-3 tablespoons and you’ve hit one of your daily recommended five portions of fruit and veg. 

Benefits: 

– High in fibre (help keep you regular). 

– Contains soluble fiber (helps lower bad cholesterol). 

– One cup of chickpeas = 70% of a woman’s daily folate needs (promote and restore cellular growth). 

– Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in chickpeas (helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory). 

– Heart health (The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with the lack of cholesterol found in chickpeas, all support heart health) 

Downside: 

May increase wind…:-) 

Ingredients:

1 x 400g tin of chickpeas drained and rinsed 

100g chorizo, skinned and diced 

1/2 red onion – finely sliced 

1 yellow / red pepper – finely sliced 

1/4 cucumber – diced 

Large handful of cherry tomatoes halved. 

Small amount of Feta Cheese cut into bite size pieces.  

Dressing: 

1 tbsp red wine vinegar 

3 tbsp olive oil 

Season 

Mix together the olive oil and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients and toss everything together. Enjoy!

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By | 2018-01-15T10:18:16+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Food advice, Recipes|