Chickpea salad recipe

Chickpea salad


Finally! Here’s the recipe I promised… Not sure if you can really call it a recipe though since all you do is some chopping and blending… But, ohhh it turns out so delicious!

What you need/do:

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cucumber, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

1 can (8,75oz / 250g) garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

a small bunch of cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar

freshly ground pepper

Here’s what you do:

Chop everything and blend into a bowl, pour the seasoned rice vinegar on the salad (it’s important that you use the seasoned rice vinegar!), and let it marinate for about 10-15 minutes. The seasoned rice vinegar is so full of flavor and has less sodium and is so much healthier than regular salad dressings, you won’t even need any oil! How great is that? To me, this is a full meal as it is… But, if you have a husband or growing kids, like I do, you can mix it with pasta and add meat or chicken to it.

If you’re not a fan of cilantro (I’m crazy for cilantro!) you can leave it out completely, or you can trade it in for some parsley or even basil if you like the italian flavors.

Ohhh, and needless to say, it’s delicious with garlic bread! Nom nom…

Easy as pie! Enjoy!


Taco Tuesday!

Tasty Taco Pizza


What’s for dinner? Since I love both Tacos and Pizza, I’m thinking this yummy Taco-Pizza  must be combining the best of both worlds, and it’s a healthier choice than a regular Pizza too… Yay!

Ok, here’s what you do:

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and break it up with a fork or a spatula. Let it brown a bit before you add the Taco seasoning and then cook it for another minute.
  • Heat oven to 400F/200C.
  • Toast tortillas (the crust for your Pizza) in oven for a few minutes, then flip them over and let them toast for another few minutes, all together for about 5-10 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
  • Top your tortillas with refried beans and cheese and pop them back into the oven for about 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • To finish them, top them with the ground beef (you can swap the beef for chicken or turkey if you like!), lettuce, tomatoes, onions and some sour cream. You can add some hot sauce to them too if you like to spice them up a bit.

Voila, and you’re done!

Enjoy your tuesday!