Protein is always at the center of nutritional articles and debates. If you are vegetarian or vegan the first question you usually get from family and friends is where do you get your protein? Vegan or not, we wanted to bless you with a roundup of protein-rich healthy salads that taste delicious and will give you much energy to face the day. There are many sources of protein to choose from, but today we’re focusing on chickpeas! Here are 12 chickpea salads to choose from!
1. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
The classic Mediterranean flavors will take you into food heaven. The combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and crumbled feta is one that has been around for ages and people never seem to tire of it – with a good reason, given its diversity in flavor. Simply Whisked gave the classic recipe a chickpea twist!
2. Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad
Did you know your salad can have a sweet taste? If you prefer sweeter flavors to savory ones, Avocado Pesto has the perfect healthy meal for you! This chickpea salad is mixed with sweet potato and the combination of the two creates a very satisfying meal!
3. Cauliflower Chickpea Salad
If you want to eat healthy but can’t seem to make peace with salads, this cauliflower chickpea salad by Budget Bytes is one that can ease you into it. You won’t really feel that you are eating a salad at all, thanks to the roasted flavor of cauliflower paired with the tahini dressing!
4. Sonoma Chickpea Salad
The Simple Veganista‘s Sonoma salad has it all; the creaminess, the protein, the uniqueness. The dressing is what makes it creamy, the chickpea assures the protein and the pecans give it the unique flavor you’ll be dreaming of long after you finish the last bite!
5. Lime Chickpea Salad
Protein-rich foods can be a bit heavy on the stomach sometimes, so if you’re looking for something light but energizing we can’t imagine a better option than Belly Full‘s lime chickpea salad. It’s simple, tasty and has plenty of protein to get you through the day!
6. Kale Chickpea Salad
When you prioritize healthy eating you stop frowning over greens and start understanding their importance for your overall well-being. Make sure to get your daily intake of a green-leaf veggies with a kale chickpea salad that is the ultimate health bomb! You’ll find the recipe at Mary Makes Good.
7. Feta and Avocado Chickpea Salad
If you are craving a meal that is pure protein and will give you much energy for a powerful workout or an especially stressful day at work, Homegrown in the Valley has the perfect salad for you. This feta and avocado chickpea salad has three strong sources of protein mixed together and it’s also vegetarian friendly!
8. Chickpea Taco Salad
When the craving for tacos finds its way to you, there is a simple way to trick the cravings and stay true to your healthy diet; make She Likes Food‘s taco salad! You can fill it with all the things you’d normally find in your favorite taco, as well as add some chickpeas to the recipe!
9. Guacamole Chickpea Salad
Speaking of Mexican food, we have to let you know about this incredible guacamole chickpea salad we found at Always Order Dessert! If you’re still on the fence about trying chickpeas this is a great recipe to bring you on board – dive into it and be amazed!
10. Moroccan Chickpea Salad
Visit Little Spice Jar to bring some Moroccan magic into your cuisine! Many foodies get bored with classic salads and are always looking for new ways to incorporate healthy veggies into their everyday. If this sounds like you we can promise you that this Moroccan chickpea salad is anything but boring!
11. Spinach Chickpea Salad
Do you love spinach but want to expand your horizons and learn more ways to create epic meals with it? Allow Mind Over Batter to be your teacher for the day! This spinach chickpea salad is absolutely exceptional, combining the powerful taste of spinach with the satisfying chickpeas!
12. Mozzarella and Arugula Chickpea Salad
Foodie Crush brings you a perfectly balanced meal within this bright and colorful salad! It binds together many powerful flavors (such as arugula and chickpea) then tops them with delicious mozzarella, making it the perfect healthy and fulfilling lunch!