When it comes to salad usually we try to combine the greens, fruits and other colorful raw ingredients with some protein and mix it with some light dressing. That’s it! Sounds so simple but sometimes little creativity and twist to your salad brings some joy and satisfaction to the taste buds and this time I came up with Chickpeas and Mini Sweet Peppers Salad.
This colorful and flavorful Chickpeas and Mini Sweet Peppers Salad is very simple and easy to make, protein packed, full of vitamin C and has the required fiber for a meal. It certainly looks beautiful as well when you serve this salad to your family, friends or just to yourself and is also great for summer parties.
The ingredients are pretty straightforward with just 2 simple steps once the chickpeas are boiled (canned chickpeas/garbanzo beans can also be used). In a mixing bowl I combined chickpeas, sliced mini sweet peppers, chopped onions, julienned carrots and sliced radish. (Yum! I love radish – sweet, juicy, filling and so healthy). For seasoning of the salad I added salt, black salt, lemon zest, orange zest, lemon juice and squeezed some juice out the same orange that I used for the zest to enhance the flavor of the salad and topped it with roasted pine nuts and added some greens to it.(Chives or Green Onions can also be used).
Tossed them all and refrigerated for some time and served cold. Can be served at room temperature also. I like this salad anyway and they look gorgeous when sitting on the table in front of you. Your family won’t be able to stop themselves from digging into it. 🙂