My garden is bustling right now. Fresh herbs are bountiful and I’ve been craving some chickpea salad. I normally cook according to what I’m craving at the moment… I think most people do.
Let’s focus on one component of this recipe… the chickpea. Did you know that chickpeas contain choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in that help with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation. Contain high fiber which help to lower cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. The potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content, coupled with the lack of cholesterol found in chickpeas, all support heart health. Food is medicine. I know I preach it a lot but I want you to know what you’re eating and how it impacts the body.
I obviously don’t use mayo and have never been a fan. I simply swapped that out with Dijon which amps up the flavor. This is great on salad greens, with crackers, toasted bread or in a bowl straight up.
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