This sweet potato, avocado and chickpea salad with warming spices is perfect as a lunch, side dish or light dinner!

This gorgeous salad is great for lunch on its own and as a side dish for dinner – with lots of vitamins and nutrients as an added bonus.

Eating more vegetables is the most important step to a gut friendly diet.

Ingredients

I don’t use specific measurements for this salad; it’s very versatile and you can adapt to what’s in the fridge and what you fancy that day!


  • Bulgur – prepare according to pack instructions; for extra flavour, add a stock cubes
  • Transfer the cooked bulgur to a serving bowl
  • In a pan, medium heat (use same pan for all three steps below):
  • Sunflower seeds: fry until golden with salt and a drizzle of olive oil – remove from pan and place in separate small bowl (to sprinkle on top before serving)
  • Chick peas: drain and place in pan, sprinkle with cumin, salt and a drizzle of olive oil – remove and place in serving bowl
  • Sweet potatoes: peel and cut into small cubes, fry with chili, salt a drizzle of olive oil, until soft, approx. 15 min – remove and place in the serving bowl

Add:

  • Lettuce, finely chopped – place in serving bowl
  • Avocado, sliced or diced – place in serving bowl
  • Toppings: Crème fraiche or sour cream and fresh thyme leaves plus sprinkle with the roasted sunflower seeds

Enjoy! 🍃😍

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