Healthy Lunch Idea #2 : Vegetarian Creamy Pesto Chickpea Salad

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The word “creamy” may sound shocking to those health conscious people, but don’t worry! Today’s lunch consists of a vegetarian creamy pesto chickpea salad made with greek yogurt. No cream. You get all the flavors and textures of mayo but you cut about 9 grams of fat per serving.


  • 1/4 c. greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. pesto (I used store bought pesto from Costco)
  • 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 c. chopped kale (optional)
  • 1 avocado diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine the pesto and greek yogurt.
  2. Add chickpeas, kale, and diced avocado and gently stir until well-combined
  3. taste and add salt/pepper to taste

This recipe is a delicious and protein-packed lunch. I added kale and avocado just to add more nutrition in. It is a very flexible salad so go ahead and add tomatoes or onions, etc, if you like. Cooking has no limitations!

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