Citrus Chickpea Salad

Recipes, Smart Eating

“Simple recipes that deliver nutrition and flavor are at the top of my list for everyday use. This Citrus Chickpea Salad comes together quickly and provides 7 grams of protein per serving.
 
Wondering where the added sugar is from? It’s due to the natural sweetener that is agave, a succulent plant used to make tequila. There’s no alcohol in agave syrup, but there is a good amount of fructose, the same sugar that is in many fruits. If you’re watching your added sugars, you can try this recipe with less than the recipe calls for, or none at all. Fructose, or any sugar, isn’t inherently “bad”: eating them in moderation is key, but many of us eat too many and aren’t aware of hidden sugars in our foods. If you’re concerned, you might need to cut back on your sugar intake, speak with your doctor or ask a Registered Dietitian.
 
Note that one serving of this recipe as prepared provides 2.5 carb servings, for those counting carbohydrates.”
Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 15 mins. 
🍳 Prep: 15 mins. 
🍽️ Servings: 3 1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) Wegmans Organic garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
  • Zest and juice of of 2 lemons (about 1/3 cup of juice)
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers (Mediterranean Bar), chopped
  • 3 green onions, trimmed, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp Wegmans Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp organic raw blue agave
  • Salt to taste

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 7g
Added Sugar: 23g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrate: 36g
Sodium: 180mg
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 0g
Fat: 1g
Calories: 180

Preparation

Add garbanzo beans, lemon zest, lemon juice, peppers, green onions, cilantro, vinegar, and agave to large bowl; stir to combine. Season with salt.

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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