Chickpea Avocado Salad

Chickpea avocado salad

We’re a month into 2014 – are you one of the ones who resolved to eat better and work out more? Not me. I’m all for being fit and healthy, but resolutions don’t work for me. I’m usually off the bandwagon a week in, because no matter how hard I try I just can’t keep myself out of the chicken wings and beer. I still try to do the best I can, though, and this week I made myself a lovely little salad inspired by one of my favourite delis. There’s a delicious chickpea broccoli salad there that I just can’t get enough of, with a sweet and creamy dressing. I’m sure it’s full of mayonnaise and other not-so-healthy stuff, so I decided to give it a go with an avocado dressing.

Chickpea avocado salad

This is a nice, reasonably healthy recipe that fits well into any new year resolution – full of healthy fats and loads of fibre. And even if you didn’t make a resolution to get healthier this year, this is a good salad to make just because it’s so damn tasty. A note, while this keeps well in the fridge, it may discolour a little. It doesn’t affect the flavour, it’s just that the avocado can turn brown as it oxidizes. Still delicious, it just doesn’t have that lovely green colour anymore.

Chickpea avocado salad

Chickpea Avocado Salad

1 ripe avocado
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 cups cooked chickpeas {2 cans}
1/2 large bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
salt & pepper

In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Whisk in honey, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Combine chickpeas, bell pepper, onion and parsley in a bowl. Pour dressing over top and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

For other ideas on how to make your life more delicious, visit the Life Made Delicious page for inspiration!

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