This sweet and zesty Chickpea Avocado Grapefruit Salad with Maple Syrup is a delicious light lunch recipe idea, healthy and refreshing, perfect on a warm day!
CHICKPEA AVOCADO GRAPEFRUIT SALAD WITH MAPLE SYRUP
A friend asked me recently for a salad recipe containing avocado and here it is. This salad is quick and simple (especially if you are using chickpeas from a can) and very nutritious. I love to combine fruits and vegetables in a salad – the fruit usually add sweetness which makes salad more appealing to children especially (I know this from the frequent, constructively critical opinions from my own children!). I used red grapefruit which is only moderately sweet, perfect to pair with the creamy mild avocado and nutty chickpeas. The simple dressing I used also adds to the sweetness in this salad as it contains maple syrup.
Maple syrup is one of the best Canadian imports I know and I am so glad it is so easy to find it in the UK these days! I drizzle it over pancakes and other breakfast foods and also use it in baking and salad dressings. It tastes so good no wonder Canadians even pour it over their breakfast eggs! Although it is essentially sugar, it does contain some minerals and antioxidants which makes it healthier than refined sugar. Enjoy!
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- 1 avocado peeled, seed removed, sliced or cubed 1 red grapefruit, peeled, cubed 1 cup chickpeas (cooked, or from a can)
- 1/3 cup pistachios crushed 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons good vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- zest of 1 lime
Combine the dressing ingredients, stir and set aside.
Assemble the salad ingredients, pour over the dressing and serve!
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