If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need.
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I don’t know about you, but I do my best to meal prep on the weekends. Granted, I’m not always the best at it. As a matter of fact, sometimes I’m pretty terrible about it. But the key is finding things that are super easy to make and things that keep pretty well in the fridge so that I’m not throwing all my hard work away if the food spoils. A major bonus is if my husband will eat it too because then he can enjoy the fruits of my labor too.
The first time I made this chickpea salad recipe, I told my husband he might not like it. Usually I don’t put that thought in his mind until he tries in because I don’t want to sway or bias him. I must have been feeling extra honest that day. But vegetarian isn’t usually his first choice and he doesn’t always like things that are packed full of beans. Plus, I thought the lemon-dill combo might not be something he would love. I figured I’d be happily eating all of this.
Turns out he ate most of it and actually requested that I keep this in the fridge at all times! Ben adds tuna to everything. Usually it’s really gross (sorry Ben, but it is), like putting tuna on top of pizza or macaroni and cheese but I think I can actually get down with the addition of tuna to this bean salad.
Either way, it’s fresh and flavorful, filling and delicious. Simple to make, too! You’re going to mash half of the beans with lemon juice, protein-packed Greek yogurt, olive oil and a few basic spices.
Into this mashed bean mixture goes the remaining beans, cucumber and celery for crunch, and lots of fresh dill for flavor. All that’s left to do after you stir that in is to load it up into an Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boat and devour it!
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