Go beyond falafel & hummus with this zesty chickpea dish that is sure to be a staple in your summer repertoire! It holds its own as a satisfying and flavour-packed vegetarian main, but is also a delicious accompaniment to any BBQ fare. It’s refreshingly easy to throw together for those impromptu gatherings or after a long, lazy day at the beach. A heart-healthy dish dedicated to my love of the warmer months!
2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
6 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
2 fresh garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes
1 cup of crumbled feta
1 cup chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon of dried cumin
1 cup of whole almonds
1.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Thinly grated rind of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Nutritional Bite: Also called ‘Garbanzo Beans’, chickpeas are a great source of fiber, protein, and vitamins. Cheap as chips legumes contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, meaning they’re an affordable addition to the diet for great digestive and heart health!
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