I am often struck with lunchtime boredom and constantly try to mix things up with different ingredients and types of dishes. Looking through our cupboards and refrigerator, I saw that we had a few cans of chickpeas and decided that I wanted a healthy salad. I Googled chickpeas and Greek yogurt, and one of the first sites that came up was my friend Amie’s at The Healthy Apple. Amie has a great curried chickpea salad, so starting with that in mind, I further prowled my kitchen and came up with the following:
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Oikos 0%)
small piece of red onion sliced paper thin
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 scoop Trader Joe’s cranberry chutney
shake each of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, Burmese curry powder, and ground black pepper
I simply combined all of the ingredients together to make a creamy, crunchy salad.
I took a bite, and the sweetness of the chutney pairs perfectly with the kick of the cayenne. I am looking forward to eating this lunch today and hoping it will be filling enough to power me through a 5 mile elliptical workout!