Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chickpea, Avocado and Tomato Salad

Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.
Consider this recipe when you want to serve healthy fare but are pressed for time, it only takes five minutes to make but it's ideal for almost every situation: serve it as a snack, a lunch or a light summertime dinner.

When in season, the tomatoes from your garden can add wonderful flavours to this simple dish. Try planting Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes or Red Currant tomatoes as worthy substitutes to the sturdy cherry tomato.  Both varieties are small, sweet tomatoes that provide intense flavour.      
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsps. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 3 tbsp. chopped green peppers
  • 2 tbsp. green onions
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tbsps. cilantro
  • Black pepper, fresh chopped garlic and sea salt to taste
  • Cut the lime in halves and juice it.
  • Take the avocado, peel and de-pit it then dice it.
  • Chop the spinach, cilantro, green onions and green peppers.
  • Rinse and drain the chick peas.  In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and drizzle with the lime juice.
  • Stir ingredients together until well-mixed.
  • Season to taste with garlic, salt and pepper.
  Bon app├ętit!
Photo Credit: Health is Wealth Photos.

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