No-Cook Dinner

I’m not kidding. You throw the following in a bowl and toss it together and eat it. I liked this salad so much I made it twice in two weeks, the second time adding a little more than the prescribed amount of tart cherries and mandarins. ;)

So without further ado:

2 x 15.5-oz cans chickpeas

1 x 11-oz can mandarin oranges

½ red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp ginger, minced

2/3-cup tart cherries

2/3-cup pecans, chopped

1 jalapeño, minced

1 cup parsley, chopped

4 oz feta

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

It’s colorful, delicious, and healthy. According to Runner’s World (the source of the recipe), tart cherries aid muscle recovery, ginger can decrease inflammation, and chickpeas provide carbs, protein, and iron, which carries oxygen to muscles. And I think it turns out even better if you prepare it while munching on Terra Spiced Sweet Potato Chips. Mmm.

Do you like finding out what certain minerals in food do for your body, so you know exactly why and when you should eat them? I find nutrition fascinating and hope to take some courses in it before long. It’s so cool to understand the makeup of the food we eat, especially with plants, the primary energy producers. I keep thinking I’ll go vegan at some point in my life, but there are a few problems with that scheme: my adoration of cheese, eggs, and butter. …Yeah. Probably never gonna be a vegan for longer than a month or so.

Tell me what you think of the salad if you make it, and you can now find this and other things I cook in the slowly but surely growing Recipes tab.

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  1. Paula

    It was terrific to open the refrigerator and find this! Didn’t taste like health food at all.

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