The lazy, hazy days of summer are finally here! So you definitely need a healthy recipe that is:
a.) Easy to throw together.
b.) Saves you time in the kitchen
c.) Keeps you cool
d.) Packs a ton of nutrition.
Guys. I'm about to give you all of the above.
Meet your new favourite summer salad - Chickpea, Avocado & Feta Salad. This dish is full of seasonal produce, doesn’t require you to cook a thing and comes together in 15 minutes flat. It is vegetarian, gluten-free and served cold, so it is super refreshing.
The best part? This salad is outrageously good for your skin, which is so important during these summer months where all that sunshine and heat can certainly take it’s toll. Here's how this dish will keep you and your skin smiling all summer long.
Avocados are high in antioxidants, which protect your skin from environmental damage. They are also a great source of Vitamin C, which helps our bodies create collagen and elastin to maintain the firmness of our skin.
Limes contain natural antibiotic properties so they are great for fighting back against bacteria that may cause acne.
This super herb is high in beta-carotene, which is great for our skin’s elasticity. Beta-carotene also speeds up the healing process, so we can say goodbye to those pesky blemishes sooner rather than later!
Since cucumbers are 95 percent water, they are great for keeping your skin hydrated. Cucumbers are also a nutrition power house! They are high in fibre, magnesium and potassium, which may help to reduce inflammation of the skin.
Can you believe that a single serving of green onions contain 259% of our daily value of Vitamin K? It’s true! Our skin needs Vitamin K to fight wrinkles and stay soft.
Convinced you should give it a try? You won’t regret it and neither will your skin. Here’s the recipe:
Chickpea, Avocado & Feta Salad
Servings: 3 - 4
Time: 15 minutes
- 1 can or 19 oz. chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- ½ english cucumber (chopped)
- 4 green onions (diced)
- ¼ cup parsley (finely diced)
- 1 avocado (peeled and diced)
- 1 lime (juiced)
- ¼ cup feta or goat cheese (crumbled)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
- Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and toss. Divide into bowls and enjoy!