The warm days are supposedly leaving us, and crisp cool days are around the corner, but we’re still in time to prepare this salad. This is a really easy and fresh salad, perfect for outdoorsy summer days and it’s also a convenient make ahead recipe, you can prepare it the night before and it will taste even better! Aside from being delicious and fresh this is a very healthy dish. Truthfully, I didn’t make it because it is healthy, but my husband asked me if there is a nutritional benefit to eating chickpeas, so I looked it up.
I found out that these legumes are high in fiber, so it’s a great aid to our digestive system and it is also very beneficial for people looking to include foods that help improve their cardiovascular health. As little as ¾ cup of chickpeas per day can help lower our LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides in a one-month period of time.
With that in mind, I will definitely try to prepare chickpeas more regularly at home and I’ll be on the lookout for more recipes, so you can try them too.