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Fennel Avocado Chickpea Salad

Fennel Avocado Chickpea Salad

This Fennel Avocado Chickpea Salad contains the best of everything. Essential Fatty Acids in the form of hemp oil, tahini and avocado. High-quality protein the form of quinoa and chickpeas and an alkalinity boost from the fennel, lemon, red cabbage, raw coconut vinegar, fresh mint, parsley and alfalfa. I love using Raw Coconut Vinegar in my salads. It supposedly has even more healing effects than raw apple cider vinegar as it is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.  The naturally occurring acids found in raw coconut provide the body with essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. Minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium help balance the body. An acidic pH balance is at the root of many diseases. It causes your body to burn energy less efficiently, causing toxic waste and inflammation. That’s why eating a plant-based meal with plenty alkalizing foods is so important for your health, especially of your diet includes acidifying foods like meat, dairy and grains and almost all processed foods.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of red quinoa
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 bulb of fennel, chopped
  • 1 bunch of radicchio (or any other salad green)
  • 1 can (240gr) of chickpeas
  • ½ cup of red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of alfalfa

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp hemp oil
  • 1 tbsp of raw coconut vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1 tbsp of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse quinoa well using a fine sieve. Cook for 10 minutes and allow to cool. You want to the quinoa to still have a bite (al dente).
  •  Mix all salad ingredients in a salad bowl, sprinkle the dressing on top and enjoy your Fennel Avocado Chickpea Salad!

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About chantal

I am Chantal Soeters, a certified yoga teacher and Health Coach. I am passionate about helping YOU live a happier and healthier life. You can find me here online or teaching yoga classes in and around Amsterdam, blending green juices and smoothies in my kitchen, whipping up raw desserts and cooking up my crazy and wild food experiments.

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