Low calorie peas and chickpeas salad.
A very healthy, satisfying meals on their own or perfect accompaniments to main dishes.
This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #salad.
My contribution is this low calorie peas and chickpea salad.Packed with fresh, nutritious and fibrous vegetables. We should include salad with our every meal.
You can serve it as a starter too. If you have chopped veggies ready then its a most fuss free, easy and quick dish to make. Toss and mix and its ready.
If you are on a diet calm your hunger pangs with this low cal delicious salad.
This salad has protein packed chickpeas. They are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals.
Green peas are great source of vitamins,, minerals, protein etc. Green peas are known to promote vision and eye health.
Coconut is one of the wonder food of the earth. It recognized as a top immune booster, antibiotic, anti fungal, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years.
Mustard powder gives a flavour and its rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Capsicum contains very low calories and fat thus reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the body and gives a crunchiness to the salad.
Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, vitamins, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper. Apart from health benefits its give tanginess to the salad.
Ginger is always used for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.
Lemon juice is full of vitamin C. It boosts the immune system and helps in weight loss.
You can add any vegetables, fruits or sprouts of your choice like pineapple, pomegranate, lettuce, cabbage, spinach, mint leaves, sweet corn etc.
Chickpeas – 1/2 cup boiled
green peas – 1/2 cup
Capsicum – 1/2 cubed
Onion – 1 cubed
Tomato – 1 cubed
Cucumber – 1 cubed
Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoon chopped
Fresh coconut – 2 tablespoon finely chopped
Ginger julienne – 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Mustard powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon
Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
Hard boiled egg – 1-2 sliced
Boil the overnight soaked chickpeas. Mix lemon juice and mustard powder. Stir well and keep aside. If you are using fresh green peas boil or microwave them. I have used frozen peas.
Combine chopped onion, capsicum, cucumber, ginger julienne ,coconut, boiled chickpeas, green peas, tomato and finely chopped coriander leaves. You can use 1-2 chopped Green chilli too if you like it spicy.
You can increase or decrease the ingredients as per your taste. I don’t like capsicum much so I have used half, you can use 1 full capsicum if you like. You can use any fruits or vegetables too like pineapple, pomegranate, sweet corn etc.
Add salt, black pepper powder and lemon juice and mustard powder mix. Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Garnish with coconut, coriander leaves and sliced hard boiled egg.
You can serve it chilled too. Keep it in refrigerator and serve with meal. Or satisfy your sudden hunger pangs with this delicious low calorie salad.