Updated: Aug 29, 2020
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Looking for a way to shake up your protein besides a gritty protein smoothie? Leave your shaker bottle at home and make these Chickpea and Turmeric Rice Salads!
These salads are packed with protein and fiber, which helps keep you satiated throughout the day. The way they get their impressive nutrient content is from legumes, specifically chickpeas. Chickpeas appear in three forms in this recipe. The beans themselves, the rice, and the optional, but not really, dollop of hummus I like to add before serving.
For this recipe, I used Eat Banza chickpea rice. It’s a great, high protein rice alternative. Don’t get me wrong, I love regular rice as well, but as someone who works out a lot, I like getting a little extra protein in where I can. If you’d rather not use chickpea rice, no problem! This recipe works well with nearly any grain. Brown rice or quinoa make excellent, high protein substitutions.
If you’re like me and spend a good amount of time in the gym, you’ll also love this salad’s anti inflammatory properties. The turmeric in the rice has been used for centuries to help heal body ailments. This highly pigmented slice has been known to reduce swelling, help in preventing Alzheimer’s, and possible aid in depression symptoms. It also just makes the rice bright yellow. If you’ve seen my other recipes, you know how excited I get about crazy colored food.<