Who says salads are boring? This hearty salad is the perfect protein kick for a quick meal on a busy weekday.

Serves 6

Prep time 30 minutes

Ingredients

150g mixed greens
1 large cucumber, diced
275g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, diced
850g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tsp smoked paprika 
1 ½ tsp garlic salt 
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

Method

Preheat your oven to 200°C.
In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, half the olive oil, paprika and garlic salt. Ensure the chickpeas are completely coated, then spread into a single layer onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 25 minutes. 

Toss together the mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado, chickpeas, then mix together with the remaining olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. 

Chef’s Tip: Add some grilled chicken for a bigger protein kick.

David Debono

David Debono

David is a marketing superhero by day, who enjoys baking, hiking, eating, talking about food and all things cultural.

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