Chickpea and Veggie Salad

Moving forward into fall, I figured I needed to come up with some lunch ideas for anyone going back to school, or anyone who feels that this is a good time to reboot their lunch game. There’s so much more to packing lunch than making a sandwich.

Also, it has finally started to hit me that I’m not in school this year. I’m seeing everyone’s posts about the new school year and everything and it’s getting weird. That being said, September is still a great time to start over with new habits. Does anyone else have awesome lunch ideas?

Chickpeas are great for lunch because legumes have tons of protein. Combine that with a bunch of veggies and you’ve got tons of fibre and vitamins to get you through the rest of the day. They’re also a cheap source of protein, since a can will usually be less than a dollar.

This recipe makes 1 serving.



  • 1 cup canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup green peppers, chopped
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • dash each salt and pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a container.
  2. Shake to mix everything.
  3. Store refrigerated until lunch time.

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