Veggie Salad with Roasted Chickpeas & Oil Free Dressing

Weight Loss Salad
Ingredients
  • avocado
  • lettuce
  • red onion
  • chili
  • garlic
  • chickpeas
  • grape tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • carrots
  • olives
  • lime
Description

Ingredients

  • lettuce or leafy greens of your choice
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned works as well)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1-2 Thai chillis (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 Persian or English Cucumbers- chopped
  • 1-2 carrots -chopped
  • 1/2 red onion - thinly sliced
  • 1.5 - 2 cups cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes -halved
  • 1/4 cup pitted olives
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper (separated)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450ยช and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. In a bowl, add your chickpeas, 2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, and salt - toss to combine.

  3. Add chickpeas to the lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes

  4. In a blender (I prefer Vitamix), add your avocado, garlic, Thai chili, cilantro, juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, salt to taste, and about 1/2 cup water - blend until smooth.

  5. Assemble your salad with your lettuce, chopped veggies, toasted chickpeas, and spoonfuls of the dressing.

  6. Enjoy.