This quick and easy chickpea salad can turn an ordinary sandwich into a nutritious delight. It is as rich in vitamins and minerals as it is colorful. Chickpeas, for starters, is a good source of plant-based protein as well as manganese and copper. The selection of vegetables adds vitamin A in carrots and bell pepper's; vitamin K in cabbage; vitamin C in parsley; and folate in chives. Sunflower seeds give this chickpea salad a pleasant crunch and extra flavor. When served on a wholesome bread, this chickpea salad sandwich makes for a truly healthy lunch idea.
- Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and mash them with a fork. Leave some larger pieces for texture.(3 minutes)
- Add all of the ingredients to the chickpeas and give it a good mix.(3 minutes)
- Place the chickpea salad on lightly toasted bread pieces. You may also place some lettuce leaves on the bread or a thin layer of Dijon mustard before topping it with the salad.(3 minutes)
- Serve alongside olives, pickles, or baked chips. Enjoy!
This colorful chickpea salad is best to be enjoyed right away, but it will stay fresh in the fridge for about two days.