Low Carb Recipe – Green Salad with Chick Peas

chick peas salad

Serves: 2 | CarbsPerServing: 25g | Prep time: 10 min | Effort: Very Easy

1 green lettuce head
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans, ceci beans)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

How to Prepare:
Slice the green lettuce and wash thoroughly. Dry it and add some salt and olive oil. Add vinegar. Open a can of chickpeas, wash and dry them and add to the salad. Mix everything with two forks – finished!

Caloric value, carbs and other ingredients:

This salad is very easy and quick to prepare. Chickpeas do not have a very low carbohydrate content, but they do have the “good” carbs – with low glycemic index – and a lot of cholesterol-lowering fibre as well as vitamins and minerals, natural healthy fats and oils and a blend of enzymes.
Due to their low gycemic index (GI), the carbs in chick peas take longer time to digest, thus stimulating a gentler flow of insulin – in contrast to high GI carbs, which produce insulin peaks.
Chick peas do contain about 23% carbs (though mostly good ones), so the amount you can eat depends on your target daily carbohydrate intake.