Naturally gluten-free and low in carbs, this mashed chickpea tabbouleh is seasoned with fresh garlic, lemon juice and a mountain of chopped Italian parsley. It makes a wonderful topping for crackers, naan and mini flatbreads.
Or stir in a little leftover shredded rotisserie chicken breast or tuna for a low-carb, protein-packed lunch.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Chickpea Tabbouleh?
According to my calculations, each serving has about 114 calories.
How to Make Chickpea Tabbouleh, Step by Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Add chickpeas to a medium mixing bowl and mash coarsely with a fork.
Step 3: Add the remaining ingredients—chopped garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped mint leaves and chopped parsley and stir to thoroughly combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
Step 4: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
What is Tabbouleh?
Tabbouleh (sometimes spelled as tabouli) is a popular salad from the Middle East that is most commonly made with bulgur (cracked wheat), parsley and tomatoes (and sometimes cucumber) and dressed with a simple mixture of lemon juice and olive oil.
This tabbouleh is salad is made with minimal ingredients and naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb and perfect for both vegetarian and vegans alike. For the best flavor, it is recommended to chop your own fresh garlic.
Enjoy this tabbouleh on a bed of greens or as a topping for toast or your favorite crackers. It also makes a nice appetizer with fresh chopped veggies—carrot rounds, celery, mini sweet peppers or radishes would all be delicious.
Mix in some tuna fish or shredded/chopped leftover chicken breast for a protein boost.
If you like traditional tabbouleh with bulgur, we've got a delicious delicious recipe for Tabbouleh Soup with Lentils and Bulgur you might like!
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- 1 can (about 15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
- Juice from 1-½ lemons (about 5 tablespoons)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
- ½ cup chopped Italian parsley (flat-leaf)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add chickpeas to a medium mixing bowl and mash coarsely with a fork.
- Add the remaining ingredients—chopped garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped mint leaves and chopped parsley and stir to thoroughly combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe source: Homemade in a Hurry: More than 300 Shortcut Recipes for Delicious Home Cooked Meals by Andrew Schloss
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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