Quick and Easy Bulgur Chickpea Salad

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Quick and Easy Bulgur Chickpea Salad – This nutritious and delicious salad is just perfect for any picnic, potluck or barbecue!

It’s the weekend! Not just any weekend though, it’s the 4th of July weekend. If you are still looking for a quick, easy and tasty potluck salad you have come to the right place! This one is packed with nutrition and will leave you craving more.

There are so many components that make this salad good for you. Not only is it packed with health promoting veggies but it also contains wheat bulgur and chickpeas. Two ingredients that add tons of nutrition.

Despite all the controversy about a gluten-free diet, wheat bulgur is actually incredibly good for you! Wheat can have health benefits such as aiding weight control, assisting mental health, reducing chronic inflammation and it’s heart healthy. (source)

Chickpeas are another amazing food! They also aid digestion, help regulate blood sugar levels and they contain antioxidants!

All in all this delicious salad is the perfect choice for a healthy 4th of July! Some other delicious and easy peasy options are our Last Minute Potato Salad, Picky Eater Tuna Salad, Orange Wheat Berry Fruit Salad and Healthy Spaghetti Garden Salad. Yum!

Ingredients

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups cooked wheat bulgur
2 cups cooked chickpeas
¼ cup red onion, diced
1 cup sliced black olives
1 14oz. can artichokes
½ cucumber, diced
grated Parmesan cheese to garnish

Directions

Combine all ingredients except Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Pour in dressing and gently mix. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Dressing

Ingredients

¼ cup olive oil
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried oregano OR 2 Tbs fresh, finely chopped
1 tsp. dried basil OR 2 Tbs. fresh, finely chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, grated
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and pour over salad.

For even more nutritious and delicious potluck recipes make sure you check out our 15 Healthy Sides for July 4th, Best Boston Baked Beans, Clean Eating Banana Cream Pie and Easy Peasy Mint Dole Whip!

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