If you have been craving a salad, but don’t want all the calories, try this avocado, tomato and chickpea salad. It’s got a ton of protein from the avocado and chickpeas and is so easy to throw together.
You could even roast the chickpeas for a little crunch. This salad is only 2 Freestyle points per serving on WW.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just crave a salad like nobody’s business. When I was nursing, I would eat salads almost daily…isn’t that funny? The foods your body craves when you are feeding another human being. But it’s true. I couldn’t keep up with the amount of salad I wanted to eat. I felt like I was buying bagged salad kits every week and going through them in 2 days.
I knew that was both a waste of money and they probably weren’t the best for me and my baby. So, I came up with this super simple recipe packed with protein. One thing that surprised me about this salad was how filling it was. I loved that I could whip this up quickly while James was napping, and I could eat it throughout the afternoon (if needed).
The chickpeas in this salad are raw…but what if you roasted some? You could get that added crunch (or roast them for a salty snack). I love roasted chickpeas, so that would be a great addition to this recipe! But even the raw chickpeas are fantastic with this recipe. The avocado and cheese are great touches as well.
And truly, the way this salad can fill you up is amazing. I think it’s from all the avocado and chickpeas that are in this salad. It’s loaded with protein (from places you typically don’t think of as having protein) to keep you fuller longer. Isn’t that what WW is all about?
If you want a salad that is similar to this, but has chicken in it, try this baked paprika chicken chopped salad recipe or this BBQ chicken salad recipe. Both of these salads are great and just as filling as this one.
Chickpea Avocado Tomato Salad
- 15oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 container grape tomatoes halved
- 1/2 large avocado chopped
- 2 large limes
- 8 handfuls baby spinach
- 1/4 cup Quesco Fresco crumbling cheese
- Place 2 handfuls of baby spinach onto 4 plates. Evenly distribute the chickpeas, tomatoes, avocado and queso fresco. Sprinkle lime juice over each of the salads. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.