This avocado chick pea salad is quick and energizing. Enjoy it as a side dish or a snack. Avocadoes and olive oil are both excellent sources of essential fatty acids that can help reduce inflammation and pain. Avocado and cucumber both have a cooling energy, which is perfect for hotter months. Fresh basil, while not necessary for the dish, can add a great summery flavor and help to calm the mind as well. Chick peas are a great source of vegetable protein to help sustain your energy and are nourishing for your Spleen energy.
1 can chickpeas drained, not rinsed
1/2 ripe avocado, chopped
1 small cucumber, chopped
fresh basil leaves (I cut in strips with scissors)
Just combine chick peas, cucumbers, avocado, and basil leaves in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Can serve chilled or room temperature. Chopped red onion can make a nice addition.