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Nourishing Tabouli, Hummus and Vegetable Salad

February 25, 2015

This is a nutritionally dense salad that isn't only guilt free, but is also a break from the general salad routine. It is a salad, but had multiple flavor dimensions and textures. It is creamy and acidic. It has creamy avocados and hummus and crisp vegetables. Once you toss this salad together, it gets a little less pretty. But each bite is layered with flavors that are sure to impress your health conscious taste buds. And not only is it calorically low, but it also has a ton of nutrition in it. Look at those colors. And as we all know, its important to eat the rainbow. (Don't take this literally... No hallucinogenic drugs to induce visions of rainbows.) Get your bright veggies in, and your body will thank you. Eat those healthy fats and you'll stay full longer. This salad doesn't need an exact recipe, but instead serves for inspiration. If you don't have red peppers, you could always substitute shredded carrots. The only thing that requires a "real recipe" is the tabouli... I did this recipe in a previous post (a long long 6 hours ago), so I will include the hyperlink below.

 

Ingredients:
mixed greens
chick peas
hummus
red peppers, julienne
avocados
cucumbers
chia seeds
red wine vinegar
tabouli

 

Instructions:
1. Begin with a base of mixed greens. Of course if you want super greens, you could use rainbow chard or kale.
2. Julienne your red pepper, and add about half of a pepper to each salad. Slice and add the cucumbers as well.
3. Halve and slice your avocado and add 1/3-1/2 of an avocado to each salad.
4. Add about 1/2 a cup of chickpeas to each salad.
5. Add 1/4 cup of tabouli to each salad.
6. Sprinkle with chia seeds and drizzle with red wine vinegar.
7. Top with roughly 2 tbsp of hummus.
8. You can eat it pretty, or toss it all together into a delicious mess.
Enjoy!

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