#11: Chickpea salad wraps y'all
Simple. Fast. Fresh. Cheap. Just like this meal, this post is going to be quick and easy.
Because we are making....
Chickpea Salad Wraps
I LOVE chickpeas. Whole, mashed, pureed, roasted, sprouted, in salads…. Anywhere, anyway. They are so delicious and so versatile, just like this recipe.
I made it as an appetizer, wrapped in lettuce. When doubled, it made roughly 3-4 meals. I ate it in for 2 days, 4 ways: in lettuce wraps, tossed on a bed of greens, atop some toast, and all by itself! Tortilla chips were calling its name, so don’t be afraid to use this as a dip either.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 can chickpeas
- ½ cucumber
- ½ red/orange/green bell pepper
- Big ole handful of parsley
- 2 lemons
- 1/8 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 head of lettuce (I used red leaf lettuce, which wasn't conducive to lady-like consumption). I say Butter Lettuce would work better.
Total time (without taking beautiful pictures at every step): 20 mins, maybe
*Note: Salt is pictured but was not used in this recipe.
I bought these ingredients at Fiesta Mart and grand total came out to be a whopping $6.99 (total includes doubling the recipe and being able to use it for 4 different meals). Ca-CHING.
If you decide to make this, keep your browser open and close by. These instructions are tricky and can be difficult to remember.
Step 1: Rinse chickpeas thoroughly, place in bowl
Step 2: Chop cucumber and colored pepper of choice into cubes, place in bowl
Step 3: Chop parsley as finely or as roughly as you please. It’s your parsley. I really don’t want to know…. Place in bowl.
Step 4: Squeeze you some lemons all up in there (in the bowl that is). I used the juice of 1.5 lemons because I really like the tartness. More or less, it’s up to you.
Step 5: Add the pepper and garlic powder (the quantities above are recommendations, add to your tastes)
Step 6: Stir it up, slap it (gently) on some lettuce wraps and eat it!
Some extra special fun add-ins:
- Nutritional Yeast (I put that s%*t on everythang)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Shredded carrots
- Pulsed broccoli (no enough so that it’s looking like hummus, just so you have a bunch of little broccolis running around your salad)
- Finely chopped red onion for the Bold and the Beautiful
You do you!
If you make this I want to know about it! Post a picture on Instagram and tag @health4urhappiness ☺ I also love to hear about alterations, add-ins, etc.
Some more chickpea recipes for all of the other fan girls out there.
Photo Cred of our boy James: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/jenkins/article/James-Harden-is-heart-of-resilient-Houston-Rockets-6271727.php