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Serves 6 people as a side salad.
Ingredients:

  • 1kg (or about 2lb) tomatoes, chopped (5 cups)
  • 1 x 400g (15-oz). can chickpeas, rinsed and drained or 1 cup home cooked chickpeas.
  • 1 x 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves

 

Dressing ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbs. grated lime zest
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ tsp unrefined salt
  • ½ tsp jaggery (dehydrated sugar cane juice) optional

 

Method:
Toss chopped tomatoes, chickpeas and corn in a bowl. In a bottle or jar mix lime juice, olive oil, lime zest, salt and jaggery. Shake well. Pour over chickpea mixture. Toss in basil. May be served cold or warm.

Clever Chickpeas:
Chickpeas have a low calorie count. 1 cup of cooked chickpeas yields only 269 calories, contain 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of fat and 0 grams of cholesterol. In-fact chickpeas have been shown to help lower cholesterol. They are also great for supporting protein levels on a vegetarian diet. 

 

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