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Healthy Recipe: Turkish Chickpea Grain Salad1 min read

Turkish Chickpea Grain Salad

Turkish Chickpea Grain SaladThis bright and refreshing grain salad bowl comes together in fifteen minutes flat, making it perfect for those hectic weeknight dinners. Packed with plant based protein and fiber from chickpeas, healthy whole grains from the couscous, vitamin C from the lemon juice and tomatoes, and beneficial monounsaturated fats from the olive oil, this recipe is a health homerun. Feel free to top it with grilled chicken or salmon, crumbled feta cheese, or some grilled vegetables depending on your preference.

Serves: 2

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 small handful chopped parsley
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 -15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Fresh lemon juice to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ a ripe avocado, pitted, sliced, and peeled
  • Hemp hearts, to serve (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the couscous, cumin, paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour in just enough boiling water to cover it, then cover the whole bowl with a plate and allow it to steam for 5 minutes.
  2. While the couscous steams, mix together the parsley, tomatoes, chickpeas, a squeeze of lemon juice, a splash of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste it, and add more lemon, oil, salt, or pepper as needed.
  3. Use a fork to fluff the couscous, then mix in a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  4. Divide the couscous between two bowls, top with the tomato chickpea mixture, sliced avocado, and a sprinkling of hemp hearts if desired. Serve with extra lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!


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Posted by Lustige Bilder - April 25, 2017 at 22:19

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Healthy Recipe: Persian Grain Salad

persian grain salad

persian grain saladThis Persian influenced grain salad packs a healthy punch with fiber rich whole grains, and vitamin powerhouse butternut squash. Squash contains immune boosting vitamin C, as well as eye protecting beta-carotene to keep your vision sharp. Pomegranate seeds lend a kick of bright flavor and color, as well as a dose of antioxidants that’s three times more potent than green tea or red wine! Serve this salad alongside grilled salmon or chicken for a well-rounded and delicious meal.

Serves: 4

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 small/medium size butternut squashed, peeled, seeded, and cut into bitesize cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked per package instructions
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup pistachios, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds



  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. On a sheet pan, toss together the squash, olive oil, cumin, cardamom, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 35-40 minutes, until tender and slightly caramelized.
  2. While the squash roasts, cook the rice per package instructions. When cooked, stir in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste, then set aside to cool.
  3. Put the pistachios on a sheet pan, and toast in the oven for 4-6 minutes, until warm and fragrant.
  4. When the squash is cooked, arrange it over the rice on a large plate. Top with the chopped herbs, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds. Serve while still warm. Enjoy!



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Posted by Lustige Bilder - December 13, 2016 at 20:24

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