CHICKPEA TACO SALAD | LOW FAT, THM E, VEGAN

“Want more plant based meals in your menu? Give my low fat Chickpea Taco Salad a try! It’s super easy to make and filled with all the taco flavor goodness you love. Crispy, crunchy, and lightly dressed, it’s a low fat, healthy carb THM E meal that’s delicious meatless, or with lean grilled chicken or fish for added protein if you like."

- Oh Sweet Mercy

Chickpeas

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Ingredients:

– 1 cup chickpeas, cooked (or use canned) and drained – 1 tablespoon taco seasoning – 2 to 3 tablespoons water (optional) – 4 cups romaine lettuce, thinly sliced – 1 teaspoon olive oil – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon Tajin – Pinch or two of on-plan sweetener, to taste or optional – 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes – 1/4 cup green peppers, diced – 2 tablespoons onions, diced – 2 tablespoons corn kernels – Pink Himalayan salt, as desired – Jalapenos, pickled Serrano peppers, etc. if desired – Taco sauce or hot sauce, if desired – Crunchy Roasted Red Lentils (or other plan-friendly crunchy item such as Popcorners) for garnish, if desired

1. If your're warming the chickpeas, add them to a pan along with the taco seasoning and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water. Stir and warm over medium heat for 5 minutes and remove from heat while preparing the rest of the recipe.

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2. If not warming the chickpeas, combine the chickpeas and taco seasoning and set aside.

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3. In a big salad or mixing bowl, add lettuce, olive oil, lemon juice, Tajin (or chili powder, cumin or other taco type seasonings, if desired), and pinch or two of sweetener, if desired. Mix well to coat the lettuce.

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4. Add peppers, onions, tomatoes, corn, etc. then top with seasoned chickpeas.

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5. Garnish with Crunchy Roasted Red Lentils (or regular brown lentils) or a few Popcorners for crunch, salsa, taco sauce or hot sauce, or other on-plan taco salad toppings.

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CRUNCHY ROASTED RED LENTILS | LOW FAT, THM E

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6. If you want more protein, add grilled chicken breast.

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Enjoy!

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