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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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September 16, 2021
September 16 is National Guacamole Day. 🥑🍅😋 Who doesn’t love this rich and heavenly dip? The combination of buttery avocados, sweet tomatoes, and sharp onions, made even better with cilantro, cayenne, garlic, lime, and paprika. It’s pure bliss.
If you’re looking for some exciting ideas on how to creatively serve and devour this green concoction, you have come to the right place. Here are 15 creative, alternative ways to use guacamole.
August 19, 2021
You'll never look at regular ice cream sandwich the same after your try these!
The day we mastered the caramelized rice cakes, we knew we had to take it to the next level—with it being summertime and all—so we sandwiched some ice cream between 2 crispy rice crackers and dipped it in dark chocolate and sprinkles for good measure. Best idea we’ve ever had.
July 01, 2021