Need a light salad for your Spring or Summer picnic? This chickpea peach salad will do the trick!

This is one of the most delicious salads I have ever made! It’s crisp, full of protein and low in sodium. Plus, you make the dressing! That’s right! This is no store-bought, soggy, fattening dressing to slosh on your fresh salad and make it instead an unrecognizable goop. This dressing can be made in less than 1 minute and it’s FANTASTIC!

I have a few friends who are vegan, and having once been vegan myself for over 5 years I know the importance of balancing my proteins. Plus, the ingredients are all seasonal and can be bought at your local grocery store.

Peach season occurs as early as May all the way until September. Peak season is usually from July to August. Some of the amazing benefits of this chickpea peach salad include:

  • Calcium – important for maintaining strong bones
  • Potassium – heart health and electrolyte balance
  • Magnesium – increase energy, calms nerves and anxiety, relieves constipation
  • Iron – helps metabolize proteins and helps produce red blood cells
  • Manganese – bone development, wound healing, metabolism
  • Phosphorus – maintenance of bones and teeth
  • Zinc – helps maintain a strong immune system
  • Copper – helps to absorb iron
  • Low in calories
  • Good source of fiber

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) can be purchased canned (just make sure to choose lower sodium and organic). Some of the benefits of chickpeas include:

  • High in vegetarian protein
  • Good source of fiber
  • Manganese
  • Folate

I personally would pair this salad with a light fish or chicken breast. It also serves well with a white wine!


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This chickpea peach salad can either be served as four side-dishes or two hearty lunches. I’ve included the nutrition facts for four side-dish portions plus the dressing equally split between the portions.

Chickpea Peach Salad
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This chickpea peach salad is the perfect healthy side dish for and at home dinner or to make a large batch to take to a party.
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4 servings
Chickpea Peach Salad
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This chickpea peach salad is the perfect healthy side dish for and at home dinner or to make a large batch to take to a party.
Servings
4 servings
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
For The Salad:
For The Dressing:
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Toss chickpeas in a teaspoon of oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. While the oven is preheating, toss all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Pour into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Spread chickpeas on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Turn every few minutes until they are roasted to your liking (10 to 12 minutes).
  6. Allow chickpeas to cool. Place baby greens in a large bowl with the sliced peach, pepitas, chickpeas, goat cheese jalapeno and pepper. Use dressing when serving.
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Try this chickpea peach salad as a side with your next grilled chicken meal! It also pairs well with white wine! Leave a comment below and please share!


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