Chickpea & Cucumber Tahini Salad

chickpea saladchickpea saladsummer salad Every time I watch an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians (my not so guilty pleasure) I get immensely jealous of the salads Kim, Kourtney and Khloe constantly munch on. What is in those beauties? This inspired me to have a little Pinterest spree on summer salads and I came across this chickpea & cucumber tahini salad, which I thought I would give a go. Like most recipes I find of the ‘net, I changed it up a little to make it my own.chickpea summer salad

You will need:

  • 1 tin of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium sized cucumber (cut into ¼ inch chunks)
  • 4 radishes (cut into ¼ inch chunks)
  • A handful of parsley (chopped)
  • A handful of dill (chopped)
  • A handful of mint leaves (chopped)

For the dressing:

  • 60 ml of tahini
  • 60ml water
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1-2 teaspoons of lemon zest
  • 2 spring onion (diced)
  • A handful of parsley (chopped)
  • A handful of dill (chopped)
  • A handful of mint leaves (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper

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  1. First prepare the salad by blitzing all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor to make it smooth. If too thick, add some more water.
  2. Toss the chickpeas, cucumber, radishes and herbs together. Drizzle with half of the dressing and mix.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Columbia Road Flower Market

columbia road columbia road columbia road columbia road columbia road Columbia Road. Not the most relaxing of Sunday’s, with crowds of people hunting for the best bargains for their bunches and vendors shouting ‘3 for a fiver’ in your face as you attempt to walk (or shuffle in the crowds) past!

Nonetheless, it’s still one of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday and never disappoints with its blooms. I came away with a nice bunch of peonies, which were only ‘2 for a tenner’ (in my best Cockney accent) but it was my mum who got the bargain of the century and bought an actual palm tree! When in Rome eh?!

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The Good Life

the good life eateryHealthy eating is one of my many resolutions for 2015 and so far I can safely say that it’s not going too badly. Yes I have the odd (read: daily) Nutella spread on toast or better yet strawberries dipped in Nutella, which only makes me feel half bad, but other than that it’s all porridge, avocado and quinoa.

The Good Life Eatery has been on my iPhone notes ‘places to try’ for over a year now and I finally headed to Chelsea to give it a shot and see what the fuss was about.the good life eaterythe good life eateryFood:

I tried the Goodness Bowl, which is a great one to get if you’re a first timer, like me, as you get to try many of their different dishes. The pesto courgetti was by far the best, and carb free so guilt free, although I never really feel that guilty indulging in carbs, as you know.

the good life eatery the good life eateryAtmosphere: 

The place is quite small and only has a few tables. If you want a table, the wait will be around 25 minutes on a weekend but you can order your food while you wait, so you can eat as soon as you grab a seat. If you’re popping in for a healthy take away, The Good Life is the place to be.

Shu-mazing factor – 8/10

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