Chana chaat (Chickpea and fruit salad) – Phase 3 and Phase 1

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This chana chaat is a healthy Indian recipe that works for Phase 3 lunches and Phase 1 if you skip the olive oil.

Ingredients:

1 cup boiled chickpeas or 1 19oz. can
1/2 cup Chopped pineapple
3 tblsp Chopped raw mango (optional)
1/2 cup Chopped cucumber
1/3 cup Pomegranate seeds
1/2 a bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup Chopped tomato
1/4 cup Roasted sweet potato cubes (optional)

For Dressing:
10 Mint leaves, chopped fine
3 tsp Olive oil
A pinch of stevia (optional)
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Grated ginger
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Black salt (optional)
1/2 tsp Chat masala
1/2 tsp Salt

Method:

Mix all the ingredients of dressing.
Add all the fruits and vegetables in a big bowl.
Mix in the dressing and chill for at least half an hour before serving.

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Kiwi Vinaigrette Dressing – Phase 1

Kiwi – 1 no.

Apple cider vinegar – 2 tbsp

Dijon Mustard – 1 tbsp

Ginger – tiny piece (1/2 tsp)

Mint leaves – 4

Stevia – a pinch

Blend all ingredients. Or skip the blender and mash the kiwis very well.
Then pour all ingredients into a glass jar, cover and shake until combined. Portion is 2-4 tablespoons.

Note: This is a variation of Haylie’s Raspberry vinaigrette dressing – which uses 3/4 cup raspberries and 1/2 teaspoon of orange zest. I was all out of those so I had to improvise. It turned out ok. It also uses a shallot but I didn’t include it since I don’t like raw shallots/onions. You can add it if you like, or even use a little onion powder.