This post, Crispy Curry Chickpea Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing, is sponsored by Align. As always, the opinions stated here are always 100% my own.
Crispy Curry Chickpea Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing
With summer in full swing, I am craving ALL THE SALADS. Mainly because I’m a lazy cook and certainly don’t want to be turning my oven on in this heat.
Enter my Crispy Curry Chickpea Salad. My husband hates curry, but I love it, so I figured I would make it in the one dish I know he won’t eat – salad.
I personally love this flavor, and when it is lightly dusted on the chickpeas, its quite subtle and pairs so well with the tang of the tahini yogurt dressing.
Prebiotics & Probiotics
You are likely already familiar with probiotics, they’re a hot topic right now in the health and wellness space, and I hope that you are now familiar with prebiotics ever since I shared with you my new favorite Mango Jicama Prebiotic Salad.
So now it’s time to put it all together into one delicious pre and probiotic salad – aka this Crispy Curry Chickpea Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing.
What You Need to Know About Prebiotics
This salad will supply you with a hefty dose of prebiotics, the non-digestible ingredient in foods that is used to spur the growth of probiotic bacteria in the body by providing a suitable environment in which the probiotics themselves can flourish.
Prebiotics are essentially the food that the probiotics consume.
The chickpeas are perhaps the most prebiotic rich ingredient in this salad, supplying oligosaccharides which help to feed the good bacteria in your gut.
What You Need to Know About Probiotics
Yogurt may be the most universally known probiotic that is most consistently consumed on a daily basis. Just take a peek at the yogurt you have in your fridge and you will likely see the phrase “live and active cultures” on the side.
Those are the probiotics you’re most accustomed to seeing, common ones are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Bifidus, all of which may help to maintain the balance of bacteria needed to boost the immune system and promote a healthy digestive tract.
GET YOUR DAILY DOSE of Prebiotics
While the food you eat should provide you with a daily dose of both probiotics and prebiotics, we all know that every diet is not perfect.
Good bacteria is essential to support a healthy gut, but factors such as diet, travel and stress can disrupt the natural balance of the good bacteria already present in your digestive system.*
To ensure I am fueling my body with the prebiotics and probiotics I need every day, I choose Align Prebiotic + Probiotic Gummies, which are made of a blend of prebiotics to nourish the good bacteria in my digestive system, plus probiotics to add more good bacteria.*
These great tasting gummies made with natural fruit flavors and are an easy addition to your diet because they are easy to take at home or on-the-go. Plus they are from the #1 doctor recommended probiotic brand‡
Each serving contains the probiotic Bacillus Coagulans to add in more good bacteria to your digestive system* as well as the prebiotic inulin to help nourish the good bacteria that is already located in your digestive system.*
Adding a probiotic supplement such as Align Prebiotic + Probiotic Gummies to your daily routine is a great way to support a healthy digestive system.*
- 1 head butter bibb lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 whole red bell pepper, diced
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 4 small cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon feta cheese, optional
Crispy Curry Chickpea Salad
- 1 cup crispy curry chickpeas, *see Minimalist Baker recipe for perfectly crispy chickpeas
Tahini Yogurt Dressing
- 1 tablespoon tahini butter/paste, warmed
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, or silken tofu or plant-based yogurt, if vegan
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- salt, pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, bell pepper, carrot, tomato, parsley, and feta cheese, if using.
Top with crispy curry chickpeas and Tahini Yogurt Dressing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: salads
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 270 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 135mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 11g Protein: 16g
DON’T FORGET YOUR MEAL PLAN
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*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
Welcome! I’m Emily Kyle, a nationally recognized media registered dietitian nutritionist & holistic cannabis practitioner providing holistic health care for those living with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. To help you, I offer food sensitivity testing, cannabis education, and this blog which provides free resources including anti-inflammatory recipes, holistic health, wellness and nutrition related articles, and evidence-based cannabis education.