Healthy tangy tomato, avocado and chickpea salad dressed with olive oil

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Tomato, avocado and chickpea salad dressed with olive oil

We’ve explored how food synergy and whole food combinations can have a positive effect on your health and eating habits and here’s another example: this tangy tomato, avocado and chickpea salad dressed with olive oil has been put together by registered nutritionist, Rob Hobson.

Helps with: Heart health, prostate health

Food synergy: Foods high in lycopene (tomatoes) + olive oil

Tomato, avocado and chickpea salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 large ripe avocados, cubed
  • ½ small red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Season to taste before serving.

Lycopene is an antioxidant that has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. This plant compound has also been associated with an improvement in prostate health. Tomatoes are the richest source of lycopene which is aided in its absorption when combined with fat such as olive oil. Olive oil in itself possesses many health benefits to support good heart health including reducing inflammation and increasing HDL cholesterol.

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