Friday, April 22, 2011

Warm Broccoli, Asparagus and Garbanzo salad

For the 5th day of the Marathon, here is another salad, all freebies again. A very short post as I am pressed for time!! :))

A warm salad with lots of fiber and chick peas for protein.
I like broccoli or asparagus when just sauteed with olive oil, salt and pepper. Very totally yum! Here I added in chick peas just for some texture and protein. I used black chick peas, but you can use regular white chick peas!

So to what we eat and how much we eat --> all healthy and can eat how much you want to! :)


2 broccoli heads, florets taken apart
few Asparagus, washed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
Chick peas as needed (I used black, you can use whatever you have available)

1/2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Heat the oil in a open pan.
Add the chick peas with some salt and cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the broccoli florets and chopped asparagus. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Saute by mixing everything together, until the broccoli and asparagus is just slightly cooked through, but has a crunch too!
Serve warm!

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  1. Lovely salad recipe and its so healthy.

  2. Interesting salad!! I make asparagus n broccoli separately but never combined them like this...

  3. I hunt for recipes with broccoli, this looks so crisp and yumm.

  4. luv this green and protein packed salad!

  5. That salad looks so refreshing Smitha. Great combination of ingredients- simple yet so so so yummy!!
    US Masala

  6. Marvellous,nutritious,healthy and truly a best way to sneak asparagus and broccoli..beautiful salad..

  7. This salad looks so healthy and delicious !!

  8. Easy salad option indeed! And totally healthy!

  9. Very colourful and healthy salad...

  10. Looks Very nutritious ,healthy and delicious

  11. interesting combination...treat to life :P

  12. Love these kind of crispy salads. Looks very appealing.

  13. Refreshing and healthy salad... Would love it anytime...

  14. Simple salad yet very yummy and healthy...

  15. great recipe dear....loads of veggies and protein

  16. Greens are so good for eyes and health...looks great :)


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