I am a huge advocate of adding beans and legumes to a salad, as they help stabilize your blood sugars and allow you to feel more full and satisfied from a meal.
I usually encourage people to purchase these, but also wanted to give people another option of making them at home. This recipe is really easy, and takes about 2-3 minutes to put together. In addition to being less expensive, it also allows you to make sure that there are no additives in your food. Experiment with this and Enjoy!!
- 2 cans of chickpeas (there are organic chickpeas in the health food section, or you can soak then yourself as well)
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
- 3 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 cucumber thinly cubed
- 1 pepper thinly sliced
- ½ red onion thinly sliced (optional)
- Carrots (optinal)
- Sea salt to taste
Mix the ingredients, and place into a glass container to store