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July 27, 2021
We love this summer chickpea avocado 🥑 apple salad because it’s light and so easy to make! You are looking at about 15 minutes and you’re in chickpea salad heaven. We’re also pretty big fans of chickpeas around here. We’ve already shared our vegan chickpea cookie dough, this avocado + chickpea salad and also this sweet pea hummus.
This refreshing chickpea salad is one of our fave salads.
Eat this straight out of the bowl with your crunchy multigrain crackers or use it to top salad greens. We love the combination of avocado, apple + vegan yoghurt, but the salad is just as delicious with some fresh herbs — try basil, parsley, dill or even fresh mint.
This salad is everything we love in a meal. It’s:
〰 healthy〰 flavourful〰 filling〰 protein-packed〰 simple〰 fresh〰 delicious
TIME NEEDED: 15 minutes
1. Open, drain and rinse the chickpeas and then add to a large bowl.
2. Chop apples, onion, avocado, celery and pecans into smaller pieces, add to the bowl with chickpea and mix all ingredients together.
3. In a small bowl whisk together vegan yoghurt, mustard, salt and black pepper. Pour over the chickpea mixture and mix well.
4. Serve on Smartbite multigrain cakes (you can toast them in the toaster oven if you like them warm) and with your favourite leafy greens.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHICKPEA SALAD
Chickpeas are a versatile base for salads. They are nutritious, taste great, and inexpensive. To make the best chickpea salad, keep these tips in mind:
Use quality chickpeas. You can use canned chickpeas — buy a brand you like (we love Eden Organic canned beans). Or you can cook dried chickpeas yourself. It takes a bit of time but they keep in the fridge and freezer for a while.
Add vegetables for color and texture. Any variety of cucumber works, but I usually buy the seedless variety (often sold wrapped in plastic) or the smaller, thin-skinned cucumbers. I like these because you don’t need to peel or remove seeds. If you’re using thicker-skinned cucumbers, give them a peel.
Use a bright and flavorful salad dressing. Chickpeas are a fantastic salad base, but they don’t have much flavor by themselves. That’s why we love tossing them with an ultra-flavorful dressing. As the salad sits, the chickpeas absorb the dressing and get more and more delicious over time.
Use lots of fresh herbs. We reach for lots of fresh dill, but most tender herbs will work here. Think about mint, parsley, dill, basil or a combination of herbs.
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October 26, 2022
October 23, 2022
Eating a balanced breakfast is an important way to get your day off to a good start. Which is why we believe in planning ahead when it comes to our brekkie.
But… we're not perfect. Sometimes we have every intention to prep chia pudding in the evening but end up being too tired to actually go through with this plan. Or we forget. Oops. 😬
While we're big advocates for meal prep breakfasts, we also believe you need quick and easy breakfasts that you can make in minutes in the morning.
That’s where this Yogurt Breakfast Bowl with a side of crunchy rice cakes come in. You can prep this delish meal in just minutes, using whatever you have on hand in your kitchen. These brekkie combo has a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fiber when you add fruits, nuts and/or chia seeds.
September 10, 2022
Remember breaking cheese sticks in half and seeing that beautiful stretch of cheese? It’s what dreams were made of!
Now you can enjoy the vegan version of this dream! These sticks are perfect for a party or game day snack. They’re soft and melty on the inside, perfectly crunchy on the outside and so dang good paired with marinara sauce. Are you ready for this?
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