If you’re following a plant-based, (or mostly plant-based) diet, I’m sure many of you are concerned about getting enough protein. Look no further with my protein-packed Curried Nuttzo Chickpea Salad. This salad has it all! With over 12 grams of powerful plant protein per serving, I’ve created a refreshing and unique summer salad to fuel your body after workouts or a long day playing in the sun.
Combining forces with Nuttzo Smooth Powerfuel, a little tahini, hemp seeds, sprouted millet and chickpeas, I’ve created a smooth, power-packed curry, giving our salad the creaminess of traditional summer potato salad without the mayonnaise or eggs.
Benefits of Chickpeas:
- First, they work wonderfully as a replacement for traditional potato salad. When slightly mashed, they become creamy (think hummus) and provide those folks with nightshade issues the opportunity to enjoy a more traditional salad with a twist.
- Chickpeas provide 15 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per cup!
- For those new mommies-to-be, getting enough folate can be a concern. Chickpeas are a great addition to your during pregnancy, providing and 71 percent of your daily folate requirements per cup.
Nuttzo is a blend of nutritiously dense nuts and seeds. I often use Nuttzo to give many of my baked goods and creamy sauces a nutritional boost. Nuttzo contains 6-7 grams of protein per 2 Tablespoon serving (depending upon the flavor).
Base Ingredient Transparency:
Chickpeas: Whole Foods
I purchased organic, dried chickpeas from the bulk bin at Whole Foods, then soaked with kombu overnight, drained and cooked with fresh kombu and sea salt in the morning. Note: Preparing chickpeas in this fashion gives them a soft, creaminess that makes any meal shine.
Millet: Eden Foods
I love Eden Foods and their commitment to clean product. Millet is a good source of fiber, protein, thiamin B1, and magnesium. Also, a complete protein source containing all essential amino acids. 1 cup of cooked millet provides 6 grams of protein.
Hemp Seeds: Sunfood
Sunfood provides raw, organic hemp seeds and gives this dish a boost with an additional 10 grams of protein per every 3 Tablespoons.
Curry Sauce Ingredient Transparency:
See above for more information.
Organic Sesame Tahini: Kevala
Kevala’s Tahini provides 5 grams of protein per 2 Tablespoons.
Curry Powder: Spicely
Spicely provides a lovely curry powder seasoning that combines a blend of coriander, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek and chili.
I hope you enjoy this creamy and deliciously nutritious summer salad.
- 2 cups cooked organic chickpeas
- 1 cup cooked organic millet
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 3 radishes, diced or sliced (either way or combination of both)
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1-2 stalks celery, diced
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tablespoons Organic Smooth Powerfuel Nuttzo
- 2 Tablespoons Organic Sesame Tahini
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or coconut palm syrup
- 1 Tablespoon coconut vinegar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon organic, gluten-free white miso paste
- 2 heaping teaspoons curry powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup water or more to thin as desired
- Butter leaf lettuce (I used this in place of bread)
- Organic Heirloom Tomato (if avoiding nightshades, omit)
- Sliced avocado
- Sliced Radishes
- Cultured Vegetables (I enjoy Wildbrine Red Beet & Cabbage Sauerkraut)
- Prepare chickpeas and millet. This step can be done the day before.
- Note: Feel free to used Eden Foods canned chickpeas to save time. Millet cooks in 30 minutes, so no worries on that.
- Using a large bowl, combine cooked and cooled millet, chickpeas, hemp seeds, celery, scallions, radishes, sea salt and pepper.
- Using a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients: Nuttzo, tahini, maple syrup, vinegar, lemon juice, miso, curry powder, sea salt and water. Stir until well combined. Note: add more water if you like a thinner sauce.
- Add sauce to salad mix and gently toss until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
- Serve on leaves of butter leaf lettuce with your favorite summer additions: avocado, heirloom tomatoes, radishes, shredded carrots, cultured veggies, etc.
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free
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