Snacking is not bad at all. Even if you are trying to lose weight, you can still satisfy your cravings at any time of the day as long as you keep the portion sizes in check, and, of course, you need to choose good food. In short, be smart with your snack choices. You can never go wrong with fruits and vegetables.
With this flavorful and healthy chickpea, avocado, and mango salad, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious treat in between meals. The sweetness of the ripe mangoes, creaminess of the chickpeas, and buttery flavor of the avocados should fill you up while satisfying your taste buds at the same time.
This summer salad recipe is very refreshing, and most of all, it’s nutrient-dense. Chickpeas are very popular, especially in the world of vegetarians because they are high in protein. They serve as an incredible replacement for meat. They also offer lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Mangoes offer a host of health benefits as well. They help in digestion, boost immunity, clear the skin, promote eye health, and lower cholesterol.
Just like chickpeas and mangoes, avocados are very nutritious too. They are loaded with healthy fatty acids and fiber, which supports weight loss and heart health.
So, are you ready to try the chickpea, avocado, and mango salad? Here you go:
Featuring tropical fruits and mighty chickpeas, this flavorful and healthy salad recipe fits any diet.
2 ripe mangoes (peeled and diced)
1 avocado (peeled and diced)
1 cup chickpeas (cooked)
juice of a large lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 red chili (dry, finely chopped)
salt and pepper
- Make the dressing by combining lime juice, olive oil, and red chili in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the diced mangoes and avocados with the cooked chickpeas.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently mix before serving.
If you want, you can add red Romaine lettuce or cilantro and red onion to achieve a richer taste.
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: Fusion
This salad recipe is quite flexible. In case mangoes are not in season, you can replace them with nectarines or peaches. You can eat it on its own, or you can also scoop it with some tortilla chips. Either way, it’s going to be so good!
You also have the freedom to make a huge batch and refrigerate it so you can easily get into it when you feel like snacking any time of the day or night. If you are planning on taking this type of salad to a party, I suggest you make two huge batches as you can be sure that it’s going to be a hit. It’s very easy to prepare anyway. You can put it together in minutes.
Vegans and people who are on a gluten-free diet will certainly love it too!
Where to Get the Chickpeas From?
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, can be purchased dry from the supermarket. You can use an electric pressure cooker to cook them. Or, to be more convenient, you can utilize canned chickpeas. They taste the same, and they are very useful, especially if you are in hurry whipping out a quick snack.
Chickpea, avocado, and mango salad is the best way to enjoy summer fruits. You can snack on it or have it as a side dish during lunch or dinner. Even your kids will surely like it!