Spring Chickpea Salad
I always try to use produce that is in season because that is when it tastes its best. Right now asparagus and radishes are plentiful and delicious, so I am eating them often. The thing about those two veggies is that they are known to help detoxify the body, which we can all use sometimes. It is easy to keep your body clean when enjoying delicious foods in the process. In this Spring Chickpea Salad, I combine them with chickpeas for protein, fresh herbs, crunchy hazelnuts and a light citrusy dressing for a light spring meal.
Amy currently works in our deli contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan dessert and food blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She is also a cookbook author, of the books Just Vegan Cakes, Fragrant Vanilla Cake: Sweet and Savory and Rawlicious Desserts. She specializes in raw, vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local,fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.
In a large bowl, combine the beans, veggies, hazelnuts and herbs. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with the salad. Serve at room temperature.
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- Heart Healthy
- Side Dish