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Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Delicious chickpea salad jammed full of edamame, crisp garbanzo beans, crunchy carrots, diced green and red peppers with a few special herbs. Tossed in our balsamic dressing, these flavors combine in the most yummy way! Packed with protein, this can be a side dish or a meal all on its own!

Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Do you ever have times where you think about what you’ve eaten the past few days and realize you might be missing something from your diet?? Well, I do! And I think about it in relation to my kiddos as well. One of the great things about this salad is that it is full of fiber as well as protein. A lot of people don’t realize how low in fiber their average daily diet is. Here is an answer to that need you didn’t even know you had. 🙂 1 cup of chickpeas has 13 grams of fiber and 1 cup of edamame has 8 grams! The absolute best part is how delicious this is with no guilt!

Chickpea and edamame salad ingredients in a bowl

Are chickpeas good for weight loss?

Chickpeas have a lot of wonderful benefits for trying to shave off some pounds. They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and fiber. They are known to help improve digestions and reducing the risk of several diseases.

Are canned chickpeas healthy?

Yes! Normally, a lot of vegetables loose some of their health benefits when they are canned. Fortunately, there is very little difference in the nutritional value between canned garbanzo beans and ones you cook yourself!

Are chickpeas Keto?

Unfortunately, chickpeas are not considered keto. They are in the legume family along with peas, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc. Legumes are fairly high in carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet tries to avoid anything high in carbs.

Pouring dressing on salad ingredients
Ingredients for Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Ingredients for Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Dressing Ingredients for Chickpea and Edamame Salad

  • Rosemary
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian Blend Seasoning
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
Chickpea and edamame salad mixed in a bowl

How to make chickpea and edamame salad

First, make the dressing: In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, garlic, cumin, Italian seasoning, rosemary, and black pepper.

Stir dressing and set aside.

Open can of chickpeas, rinse, and place in a large bowl.

Pour 3/4 cups shelled edamame into the bowl.

Finely chop 1/3 cups of carrot as well as red and green bell pepper. Place in bowl.

Toss with dressing evenly to coat. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

Enjoy!

Chickpea and edamame salad

This makes a wonderful side dish to our 3 Ingredient Baked Pork Chops or the Baked Turkey Burger Sliders. It is crisp and colorful with a wonderfully zesty taste. The flavors intensify as it sits in the refrigerator so you can keep enjoying it for up to 5 days. ‘Betcha it won’t last 24 hours though 😉

Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Chickpea and Edamame Salad

Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1- 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 cup shelled edamame fresh or thawed(if frozen)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp himalyan sea salt
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary

Instructions

    1. For the dressing: In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, garlic, cumin, Italian seasoning, rosemary, and black pepper.
    2. Stir dressing and set aside.
    3. Open can of chickpeas, rinse, and place in a large bowl.
    4. Pour 3/4 cups shelled edamame into the bowl.
    5. Finely chop 1/3 cups of carrot as well as red and green bell pepper. Place in bowl.
    6. Toss with dressing evenly to coat. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. 
    7. Enjoy!

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