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Chickpea Orange Salad with Tahini Dressing

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet and this salad uses both. It was super quick to put together and it’s a great way to have broccoli differently.  Broccoli is one of those vegetables that I struggle to incorporate into anything other than a stir fry.  Tahini is also an ingredient that I know how to use only two different ways, so its nice to be able to use it as a dressing here.  The chickpeas are high in protein it help keep you fuller longer.  You can toss all these ingredients together to pack for a nice healthy boxed lunch so long as you pack the dressing separately.     

Chickpea Orange Salad with Tahini Dressing

Ingredients:
2 cups broccoli florets
540 ml/1 can of drained, rinsed chickpeas
2 oranges
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tahini
1/4 tsp ground cumin

Method:

  1. Steam the broccoli until it’s still firm, but cooked.  Rinse in cold water and let cool.
  2. Separate one of the oranges into segments, removing the membrane.  Juice the other orange.
  3. Whisk together the tahini, orange, lemon juice, and tahini and set aside. 
  4. Toss the broccoli with the chickpeas and oranges.  
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve.

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