The Best Salad I Ever Had
I have learned that I am picky about my salads! For some reason, I can’t stand eating spinach unless it’s wilted or in a green monster! So instead I eat romaine lettuce. It’s so crunchy, crisp and delicious compared to spinach!
Recently, I made a salad that was the BEST ever! Seriously, I have made the same salad about 3 times in the last week. It’s just THAT good.
It was romaine lettuce topped with 1/2 a clementine (I forgot how much I love those!!), chickpea bites, roasted Brussels sprouts (my new fav!) and feta cheese. I’m picky about salad dressing and didn’t like any of the ones in the fridge so I thinned a tablespoon of hummus with some water as the dressing!
Have you ever made a recipe that was just so fantastic that it changed you? Well these Chickpea Bites were that for me!
I got the recipe from Never Home Maker’s Chickpea Burgers, only I made them little “bites” for a salad topper and not burgers.
adapted from Never Home Maker
1/2 a can (about a cup) chickpeas, drained
handful chopped white or red onion
1 yellow sweet mini pepper, chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon flax meal
1/4 cup rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until incorporated but still chunky. Add a tiny dash of water to help it come together.
3. Divide into small, equal bite-sized pieces, dip in olive oil and transfer to cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly browned.
4. Eat on top of salad or dipped in ketchup for chickpea nuggets!
I was so surprised that my mom actually liked these! I made her the same salad I made for me and she said it was the best salad she ever had!
Here’s what I did for the Brussels sprouts:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Toss washed and dried Brussels sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to 8×8 pan and roast at 400°F for 10 minutes. I like mine crispy, so I do longer. Just keep an eye on them until they’re to your liking!
Simple, right? And SOOOOO yummy! It was my first time having sprouts and I LOVE them now!
I’d love to know:
What is your ideal salad?