Yummy Salad with lots of Chickpeas
1 can cooked chick peas, drained and rinsed
several large handfuls spinach, washed
several more large handfuls of whatever lettuce variety you prefer, washed and torn by
hand, a variety is nice, even just romaine and iceburg
1/4 cup seeded and sliced red (and/or green, orange) bell pepper
1/4 cup smashed walnuts
1/8 cup red (purple) onion, very thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, very thinly sliced
3 carrots, washed, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup broccoli florets--I like to take a small head of broccoli and break it up into
very small stalks, smaller is better for salads
2 medium tomatoes, very thinly sliced
Optional: golden raisins are very yummy in salads, as are grapes and small pieces of apple
whatever salad dressing you prefer, I enjoy Annie's Naturals Roasted Red Pepper
Toss the ingredients together, douse with salad dressing, and serve.
If you are planning on serving this later, or keeping it around for several days, I like to store the ingredients separately, everything seems to taste better when you mix it up all at once.
Organic is so much better when it comes to raw veggies, well, all veggies, it's especially noticeable with tomatoes, so if you can afford it, go organic.
These are the estimated proportions that I use--change it up based on what your preferences are.