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Rainbow Jar Salads|Delicious and Simple Chickpea Salad

If you’re looking for an easy, budget-friendly salad to try this weekend, this is the one for you. This delicious chickpea salad is so simple to make and it looks great in a jar too. Let’s get started!

Budget friendly chickpea salad
Rainbow Jar Salads | Delicious and Simple Chickpea Salad

This chickpea salad is made up of just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. You will need a can of chickpeas, millet, some diced tomatoes, diced cucumber, diced red onion, and a few tablespoons of olive oil, lemon, garlic and maple syrup for dressing. That’s it! Easy peasy.

Chickpea Salad
Rainbow Jar Salads | Delicious and Simple Chickpea Salad

In this recipe we are using millet. Have you ever heard the buzz about millet grain? If not, it's time to find out why this ancient powerhouse grain is having a major moment in the health and wellness world. Millet is naturally gluten-free, high in vitamins and minerals, packed with plant-based protein, and praised for its impressive range of health benefits--all with a deliciously comforting taste and texture.

Salad Jars
Rainbow Jar Salads | Delicious and Simple Chickpea Salad

Makes 3 (32 ounce) mason jars.

Lemon Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 lemon juiced

  • 1 tsp maple syrup

  • 2 garlic cloves minced

  • 1/2-1 tsp salt

  • Black pepper to taste

Divide the dressing equally into the jars by tablespoon.


Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes chopped (add 1/2 cups into a jar)

  • 1 English cucumber chopped (add 1/2-1 cup into a jar)

  • 1/2 red onion chopped (add 1/3 cup into a jar)

  • 15 oz can chickpeas or cooked (add 1/2 cup chickpeas into a jar)

  • 1 cup dry millet grain yields 3-4 cups cooked (add 1 cup cooked millet into a jar)

  • Cook according to the package direction.

  • Handful parsley or Cilantro

  • Handful romaine lettuce

  • Optional: you can add 1 tbsp hemp seed into each jar.

Direction:

  1. Once you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to start making the salad.

  2. Add the dressing into each jar by the tbsp. Next add chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, chickpeas, millet, cilantro or parsley and romaine lettuce.. That’s it – your delicious chickpea salad is ready!

  3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days. For serving, invert the jar and shake over a medium bowl. Mix well. Add more lemon, salt and pepper if you wish.

There you have it - Rainbow Jar Salads, Delicious and Simple Chickpea Salad! So go ahead and give this delicious recipe a try this weekend with friends or family – they won't be disappointed! Enjoy!


Tips:

You can replace the millet with any other grain you prefer.


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