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15 min.



Crunchy Beet and Chickpea Salad

This salad is bright pink and full of colorful deliciousness. Chickpeas have absolutely no saturated fat and are high in fiber. When you eat beets raw you are giving yourself a major boost in vitamin A and B as well as helping fight off heart disease.


Vinaigrette: 1 tbsp. lime juice, 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp olive oil, and lightly salt and pepper
1 cup chickpeas (from the can)
2 tbsp. of roasted non-salted peanuts
4 beets, skins peeled and grated fine with a box grater
Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro sprigs.


1Make your vinaigrette first and let it sit in a small bowl to infuse flavor.
2In a large salad bowl, mix the rest of your ingredients and let the beet juices run and coat everything. Mixing should take only 5 minutes. Add the vinaigrette and toss/mix again. Serve in chilled bowls with sprigs of garnish.

Cook's Tips:

This makes a great filling for wraps, sandwiches, or savory crepes.