Chickpea Avocado Salad

A healthy chickpea avocado salad loaded with veggies, herbs and cheese is a great option when you wish to keep your dinner simple yet healthy and filling. This salad is one of my favorite chilled salads. The salad is also a perfect ‘go-to ‘ dish for a get together or picnic or any such occasions.

Ingredients:

  1. Chickpea – 3/4 cup
  2. avocado – 1 small
  3. cucumber – 1
  4. Onion – 1
  5. tomato – 1
  6. Feta cheese -1-2 tablespoon

For salad dressing:

  1. Olive oil – 3 tablespoon
  2. Lime juice – 3 tablespoon
  3. vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  4. salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  5. crushed peppercorns – 1/4 teaspoon
  6. Parsley leaves – 1-2 teaspoon

Method:

  • Soak chickpeas overnight (or around 4-5 hrs) . Drain and cook in a pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles on medium flame. Let it cool. Drain off the excess water and keep it ready.
  • Finely dice cucumber , tomato, avocado. Finely slice onion. In a bowl, mix all these.
  • Add cooked chickpeas and diced/crumbled feta cheese to the above bowl.
  • Prepare salad dressing in a separate bowl by combining all the ingredients mentioned under “for salad dressing“.
  • Just before serving, toss chickpea-avocado mixture in salad dressing and serve!!

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