Chickpea & Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing


Since I arrived in Italy I have taken on a new diet that include carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all of the paninis, pasta, pizza, ect., but sometimes I need a little break. My desire for a fresh, health, and carborhydrateless) meal inspired this hearty salad.




  • 1 Avocado; diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes; halved
  • 1 (8oz) can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup wheat berries or spelt grains; cooked
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar


  1. Cook wheat berries or spelt according to package directions. Let cool.
  2. In a large bowl toss avocado, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, and wheat berries.
  3. In a small bowl stir olive oil, lime, honey, and sugar.
  4. Pour dressing over avocado mixture and toss gently. Salt and pepper to taste. (makes 3-4 servings)