Chickpea Pecan Salad

Weight-loss bonus: Scientists in Spain found that a diet rich in legumes such as chickpeas can increase fat oxidation, helping to spur weight loss. Plus, one cup (250 mL) delivers a whopping 11 grams of hunger-quashing fibre

Best Health magazine, January/February 2013; Image: Maya Visnyei

 

Chickpea Pecan Salad
Chickpea Pecan Salad
Servings
6servings
Servings
6servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, toss together chickpeas, orange segments, red pepper, cherry tomatoes, green onion, parsley, feta cheese, pecans and jalapeño (if using).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over chickpea mixture and toss to coat.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 345 calories, 12 g protein, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 g carbohydrates, 9 g fibre, 22 mg cholesterol, 773 mg sodium