Italian Garbanzo Beans/Chickpea Salad For Weight Loss

Recipe by Monika Patel
January 4, 2017
4.60 from 7 votes
Italian Garbanzo Beans/Chickpea Salad For Weight Loss - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
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Newyear has begun and many of you had already set the goals for weight loss as one of your Newyear resolution. Plattershare has also taken an initiative to help you achieve your goals to shed those extra inches. Taking the leap here I am sharing a recipe which is a sure shot hit when it comes to weight loss , as I have been personally eating this for quite sometime and can feel the difference. If you read my posts here, they are all focused on healthy eating and diet control, so you can trust me on this that this Salad can do wonders to you as well. Rich in protein, fibers this salad has everything healthy to maintain a healthy diet. This vegetarian salad has become renowned for its ability to promote overall health, including a healthy weight. This salad features some of the diet's key ingredients: Dryfruits (Figs) fresh vegetables (tomato, onion, peppers), healthy fats (olive oil), and lean protein (chickpeas),Tossed with fresh herbs this Italian Salad is divine. Best of all, one serving (1 cup) is only 159 calories! This Salad is my best friend for breakfast and a soul companion at times during dinner. Just have anytime the way you want to look Sexy and stay healthy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Recipe Cuisine Type Fusion, Italian
Recipe Category Vegetarian
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Garbanzo beans or Chickpeas
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green capsicum
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or you can use dried as well
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 4-5 dried figs
  • 1 lemon
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Instructions
 

  • Soak the Garbanzo beans or chickpeas overnight
  • Wash and boil them with salt for 15-20 mins
  • Once they are soften, strain them with strainer and keep them a side
  • Chop onions, tomato, red-yellow-green peppers in small cubes
  • Take a big bowl and mix Garbanzo beans/ Chickpeas with chopped vegetables
  • For dressing mix olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and lemon nicely
  • Pour the dressing over the Chickpeas mixture.
  • Now add fig, splitting roughly with hands
  • Sprinkle some black pepper and Cilantro. Toss well and refrigerate for 15 mins. Serve cold.
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Notes

1. You can avoid peppers
2. You can also add Paneer or Tofu to it to add more health
3. If figs are not available you can also use walnut or can totally avoid both

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