Smoky Chickpea Salad

Diet Tags

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Pescatarian

Certain foods can play a vital role in providing a consistent energy source and preventing the overproduction of ketones in the body.

Legumes, such as lentils, chickpeas, and black beans, are known for their rich fiber and complex carbohydrates, making them valuable in stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing ketones in urine.

Recipe Benefits

  • Legumes are a healthy addition to our diet.
  • They stabilize blood sugar levels, help manage weight, reduce the risk of heart disease, and support digestion.
  • Legumes are packed with essential nutrients that contribute to overall health and well-being.
  • They keep us full, making us less likely to snack on unhealthy foods.
  • Remember that everyone has different dietary requirements, and this smoky chickpea salad is a tasty way to enjoy the many health benefits of legumes.


Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 350 g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 150 g carrots, peeled into ribbons or grated
  • 1500 g spinach
  • 1 small head of broccoli, roughly chopped

For the dressing:

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Heat some oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chickpeas to the pan and fry them gently for 3-4 minutes until slightly crispy and sizzling.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing over the chickpeas and add 4 tbsp of water. Bring it to a boil and cook for 1-2 mins until slightly reduced.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and season the chickpeas well. Set it aside.
  6. Toss the carrots, spinach, and raw broccoli in a bowl.
  7. Divide the tossed vegetables between the plates.
  8. Finally, scatter the chickpeas over the vegetables and spoon some pan juices to dress it up.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 425 kcal
  • Protein: 18.6 g
  • Fat: 15.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.7 g

Based on Nutrisurvey


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