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CHICKPEAS AMARANTH SALAD

Cooks in
30 Min
Ingredients
8
Meal Type
Main Dish
Mmmm.
TASTY

CHICKPEAS AMARANTH SALAD

Amaranth And Chickpeas Salad

This complete and balanced vegetarian meal is packed with energy and protein. The addition of bell peppers and corn add moisture to its structure. This meal is a very simple and more energy – dense due to its higher carbs content. Best to eat as a snack or mini-meal or after an intensive activity.

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas in a can or cooked. I always cook my chickpeas.
  • Cooked amaranth grains
  • Chopped red bell pepper
  • Celery sticks (optional)
  • Corn
  • Salt and pepper
  • Turmeric powder
  • Light Greek yogurt (optional).

 

Prep Instructions

Chickpeas
1. Soak with water for at least 2 hours

2. Add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder which will give the salad the amazing golden color and load it with strong anti-inflammatory power.

3. Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat.

4. Drain the water and let it cool down.

Amaranth
1. Wash under cold water.

2. Cook 1 cup of amaranth grain in 1-2 cups of water for 10-15 minutes on medium heat until the grain becomes soft but still crunchy. You can also add a pinch of turmeric.

3. Drain the water and let it cool down.

Salad
1. Chop roughly bell peppers and celery sticks.

2. Prepare your corn. Might be canned or cooked.

3. Mix well all ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you want to make it more smooth add a tbsp of Greek yogurt.

4. You can sprinkle everything with extra virgin olive oil to fortify it with heart healthy fats.

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Nutrition Facts & Tips

Check out below all the health benefits of this Power Grain  called Amaranth.

  1. It’s a Protein Powerhouse. It is a complete protein because it contains lysine, an amino acid missing or negligible in many grains.
  2. It’s Good For Your Heart. It has shown potential as a cholesterol-lowing whole grain in several studies conducted over the past 14 years.
  3. And last but not least, it’s Naturally Gluten-Free.

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Tastes Great!
Min. Sugar
Healthy Fats
Nutrient Dense
Complex Protein