Green Salad + Chickpeas + Lemon-Tahini Dressing

In the event that you managed to eat just a little more than you wanted yesterday…

I thought that having a recovery recipe might be very useful.

This recipe is super simple, super delicious AND your body will be praising you!

After all, isn’t life better when we are not sluggish & bloated?

I believe that one of the very best things about the day after Thanksgiving (besides shopping online Black Friday deals) is dusting off our knees and getting back on track with good clean eating.

So with that in mind, I give you a big bowl of leafy greens.

Yes! With crunchy carrots, toasted sunflower seeds and chickpeas.

The dressing is the best part though. It’s super creamy with healthy fats and citrus-y goodness.

(I could eat it straight up with a spoon, no problem.)

This bulky salad provides the perfect blend of vitamin-rich vegetables, protein and healthy fats. In addition, it is packed with plenty of antioxidants and high-fiber, water-filled veggies which are the perfect foods to flush out sodium from your body while the leafy greens keep you feeling full.

You may want to eat 2 bowls of this – oh guess what, you can!

Life is good.

Green Salad + Chickpeas + Lemon-Tahini Dressing

For the Salad
1 can (15oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
spring salad mix, or any salad mix you prefer
handful of shredded carrots, grape or cherry tomatoes, cucumbers. Go ahead and toss in whatever veggies you’ve got!
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
sea salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Lemon-Tahini Dressing
4 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed butter)
juice of one large lemon
dash of sea salt
dash of garlic powder or minced fresh garlic
dash of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
2-3 tablespoons water depending on how thin you like it (or more lemon juice if you like)

Start with your dressing by combing all the ingredients (except for the water or extra lemon juice) in a bowl and whisking together. Taste for flavor adding any extra you might like. Add the water or lemon juice one tablespoon at a time as needed to thin to desired consistency.

*please note that tahini has a slight bitter taste — you can always add a tsp. of raw honey for balance.

Prepare your salad by adding all the veggies, chickpeas and leafy greens in a big salad bowl. Toss with dressing. Mix to coat. Top with the sunflower seeds and enjoy! Serves two.

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recovery recipe?

Leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you!


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