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Chickpea Taco Salad

by Meghann on April 17, 2009

We are halfway through Friday!! Today is not quite as stressful as yesterday so far, but it has still been very busy. I am just ready to go home and enjoy the weekend!

Mid-morning I snacked on a serving of Lightly Salted Peanut and a piece of Dried Kiwi.


My lunch was a revamp of my Chickpea Tacos on Wednesday night.


I basically turned the Chickpea Tacos into a Chickpea Fiesta Salad. πŸ™‚

In my bowl

  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Taco Seasoned Chickpeas
  • Corn Tortilla Shreds
  • Kashi Fiery Fiesta Pilaf
  • Corn
  • Fresh Mango
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Jalapenos
  • Drizzle of Annie’s Cucumber Yogurt Dressing


It was a yummy spicy salad. The dressing and fresh mango did a nice job of cooling down the spiciness of the Kashi Pilaf.


I really need to get a real salad bowl, the silver mixing bowl just makes me look like a salad pig. lol

I was soooo tempted to grab a piece of chocolate or handful of granola on way out the door. My meal left me satisfied, but for some reason my sweet tooth was just not having it. I reminded my sweet tooth it will get dessert tonight and that seemed to calm it down. πŸ˜‰

Anyone doing anything fun this weekend?

Tonight I am deep cleaning my apartment, tomorrow I had a 13 miles training run and then Universal, and hopefully Sunday hitting up the beach!

1 Trish (girlatgym) April 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Chickpeas are just the best thing ever. I have to work tonight – but looking forward to sitting out by the pool this weekend. After I go to the library to get something good to read, of course! πŸ™‚

2 helpmeghanrun April 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm

That chickpea salad looks so good! You do such a great job with creative recipes. And I need to learn how to control my sweet tooth, too. πŸ˜‰

Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!

3 Bec April 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Universal again? Have fun!!!!

4 coco April 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm

jajaja….. you’re like me, grab whatever seems bigger to mix salad! So getting a real salad bowl will be my weekend’s to-do. πŸ˜€

5 brandi April 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm

sounds like a good weekend!

I’m hoping to eat outside tonight and enjoy the weather after running, go to the farmers market tomorrow and maybe a hokie football scrimmage.

6 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) April 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Gorgeous lunch! Looks delicious =) Enjoy your night!!

7 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I really need to clean our house… i just dont want to

8 Yasmin April 17, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Vegas baby! Wish me luck πŸ™‚

9 Sharon April 17, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Oh wow, that looks awesome!

10 Marissa April 17, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I have a can of chick peas and taco seasoning in my pantry that is just screaming at me to make this! Sounds like you have a great weekend planned!

11 VeggieGirl April 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Glad your Friday is going well!!

Mmm, lovin’ those tacos!!

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon!!

12 Krista April 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm

What is dried kiwi like? I’ve seen it in stores lately but am too chicken to try it!!! Is it very sweet?

13 Hallie April 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm

13 miles holy moly! Good for you.

I have a social-media seminar this afternoon that I’m actually kinda looking forward to. Then this weekend I’m going to a brunch (and experimenting with baking…yikes) and going running with a friend near the beach on Sunday.

Almost at the weekend πŸ™‚

14 raspberryrunner April 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm

yum! i think that is seriously one of the best looking taco salads I’ve ever seen! mango, chickpeas, cucumber yogurt dressing…wow!

15 runsarah April 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

I should do the taco bowl with some of my broken tortillas in my freezer! Sounds like a fun weekend- hope it’s good weather there for you! I hand my first 10km race which I am nervous about.

16 Matt April 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Mmm taco salad!

This weekend is going to be a blast. I am going to the Alabama A Day Game tomorrow. It’s on ESPN!

17 Amandaa April 17, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Glad today hasn’t been OVERLY stressful.
Yayyy for Fridays!

That taco creation looks awesome. I’m
going to have to give it a try, for sure.

18 thresholdofgreatness April 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm

So jealous of the beach! πŸ™‚ Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Tomorrow is my birthday. Holla! haha, I’ll be 29, so I’ve got to live it up before I turn 30.

19 rhodeygirltests April 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm


but just my stuff gets to have a party with PB… I have to wait for the wedding (living at my dad’s in the interim)

sometimes salads like that leave my unsatisfied bc I need to eat something either a. with my hands or b. hot.. It is just mental in my case… in those cases I either eat a little soup with my salad or have a sliced carrot or pepper on the side to munch on! yum yum yum

20 Shelby April 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm

That salad sounds amazing! I love how you added mango, mmm.

21 EatingRD April 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm

that salad looks so delish! I love contrasting flavors like sweet and spicy. Sounds like you have a busy weekend πŸ™‚ I’ll be doing lots of packing since we are closing on a townhouse on Monday! Have a great weekend.

22 Melissa S. April 17, 2009 at 4:26 pm

dude, that salad looks awesome.

sorry i haven’t gotten back to you about universal. things at work have been madness…but i don’t think we’re gonna be able to make it. we are both seriously lacking sleep after all the dilemmas at work…but we’ll try again soon!

23 runeatrepeat April 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I need to try that trick to calm my sweet tooth! I just ate 2 chocolate calciums because I was so desparate.

24 Pearl April 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

weekend sounds fun! enjoy πŸ˜€

25 ksgoodeats April 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm

A big bowl of salad is nothing to be ashamed of no matter what bowl you use πŸ˜‰

26 Christy April 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Before I read your comment about your silver bowl I was thinking what a perfect size it is! I love it!

27 wholefoodswholeme April 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

sounds like a great weekend ahead!! i love eating huge salads out of big silver mixing bowls – pigging out on salad is hot πŸ˜€

28 lisaheartspizza April 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm

psh! you don’t need a “real” salad bowl!! the fiesta salad looks delish and can’t wait to see what you treated your sweet tooth with tonight!

29 Nicole April 18, 2009 at 8:41 am

Yum! Those chickpeas are delicious.

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