Smashed Chickpea Salad

2 cups chickpeas, rinsed
2 Tbsp organic black olives, pitted, halved thinly sliced
1 Tbsp red onion, minced
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Fresh zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp sea salt
Fresh black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil

Mix everything but the olive oil in a medium bowl.  Very lightly smash the chickpea mixture with the back of a fork or a potato masher. You’re not looking for a hummus-like puree, but something closer to a coarse chop.  Add the olive oil, mix it lightly and enjoy.

You can serve this salad a couple of different ways:  as is, over a bed of fresh salad greens, spread over toasted sprouted bread,  fill a roasted red pepper with it.  Plenty of delicious flavor combinations!

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.

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