Crispy Greek Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Drizzle

Serves 6.

Crispy Greek Chickpea Salad With Tzatziki Drizzle

This chickpea salad is a home-run people pleaser at potlucks because it’s vegetarian and gluten free, and it can easily be made dairy free. And although it’s super healthy, it’s definitely not boring diet food. You get the sweet pop of the pomegranate, the toasty crunch of the chickpeas, the refreshing bite of the veg, the creaminess of the tzatziki, and a salty kick from the feta and olives. With so many satisfying textures, flavours, and colours in one bite, no one will miss the meat or bread.

Pulse power

The United Nations has deemed 2016 the International Year of Pulses, so now’s a good time to sneak in more beans, dried peas, and lentils. Pulses are packed with vegetarian protein and fibre. Plus, research suggests they may help lower bad cholesterol and your risk of cancer while helping you manage your weight and improve gut health.

Dairy-free swaps

Lactose intolerant? No problem! Feel free to omit the feta cheese, and use a soy-based yogurt for the tzatziki.

Each serving contains: 207 calories; 7 g protein; 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 23 g total carbohydrates (7 g sugars, 8 g fibre); 418 mg sodium

Source: Crowd-Pleasing Potluck Dishes

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