Thursday, August 16, 2012
Garlicky-Lemon Chickpea Salad
Do you guys ever visit the site WorldsHealthiestFoods.com? I'm not a health nut by any stretch of the imagination (in case you didn't realize that from the eleventy billion cupcake recipes on here...) but I'm kind of obsessed with looking up foods on there and learning precisely why they're good for you.
They have this list of the 127 healthiest foods, and I was excited to realize that every ingredient in this recipe is on the list! Better yet, this healthy recipe actually tasted good, and made for a quick, filling, and easy mid-week lunch.
I plan to promptly undo this healthy choice this weekend when my sister and her gentleman-friend are in town. Wings, cream cheese-stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon, and beer are in my near future!
By the way - if you guys are into this recipe, you may also like this bacon parmesan chickpea salad that I posted almost a year ago. In case you couldn't tell from the title, that recipe would not be a contender for the world's healthiest foods list!
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 large pinch crushed red chili pepper flakes
1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir in chickpeas until evenly coated. Cover, and marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, and enjoy!
Source: Eat Yourself Skinny