Quick! Now is the time to sneak in a few healthy meals between now and New Year’s. After a few weeks of overindulging at holiday parties and gatherings, nothing seems more appealing – or necessary.
This is an easy, quick, and cheap salad that you can throw together in about five minutes. It’s great for a quick lunch, served with crackers or a slice of whole grain toast. Although the basic recipe below is quite tasty, you could add in chopped kale, kalamata olives, or feta cheese.
Lemony Chickpea Salad Recipe
Yield: 1 or 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chickpeas are super cheap and versatile. This entire recipe costs less than $2. You can purchase the spinach from the grocery store salad bar if you don't want to buy an entire bag.
1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
Handful of spinach, chopped
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of fine grain sea salt
Zest from 1/2 lemon
Drain chickpeas and rinse with cold water. Combine chickpeas, spinach, and chopped tomato in a bowl.
To make dressing, whisk all ingredients together. Pour dressing over chickpea mixture, chill, and serve.