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Warm and Spicy Watercress Chickpea Salad

Instead of bypassing watercress while you're in the produce aisle, pick up a fresh, leafy bunch. Watercress is a versatile superfood that fights breast cancer and can deliciously improve your vegan diet. Here's a watercress chickpea recipe to prove it.

Do you pass by watercress in the produce aisle, without giving it a consideration in your vegan diet? It’s time to grab a leafy bunch and give it a regular spot in your weekly meal planning. This superfood is not only loaded with nutrients, watercress can help you beat breast cancer just as effectively as popular drug treatments. See how easily watercress can improve your vegan diet with this spicy chickpea recipe.
Do you pass by watercress in the produce aisle, without giving it a consideration in your vegan diet? It’s time to grab a leafy bunch and give it a regular spot in your weekly meal planning. This superfood is not only loaded with nutrients, watercress can help you beat breast cancer just as effectively as popular drug treatments. See how easily watercress can improve your vegan diet with this spicy chickpea recipe.

Warm and Spicy Watercress Chickpea Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder or more to taste

  • 1 large bunch of watercress, rinsed, stems trimmed

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water


Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  3. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, zest, and curry. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until chickpeas are lightly browned.

  4. Add watercress and water and cook, stirring often, until watercress is wilted, adding a bit more water, if skillet gets too dry.

  5. Serve warm.


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