Much to my husband’s dismay, I love Whole Foods!! My favorite part of the store is the deli counter. They are one of the few places that have healthy, ready-to-eat salads. When I am in a time crunch and searching for a side dish to serve with dinner, I often find myself there. The food is overpriced, but it’s delicious! They have one salad in particular that I really like. This recipe is my version of that salad. After purchasing my favorite salad for the umpteenth time, my husband took a look at the price on the side of the container and said, “I think we can make this salad for half this price.” So we did, and I have to say, I like it better than the one at Whole Foods. We eat this a lot in the summer as a side dish to burgers or brats and hot dogs.
10oz bag of broccoli slaw
1 small sweet onion
1 medium red pepper
15oz can of chickpeas (drained)
2oz slivered almonds
1 small jalapeno
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (can be omitted if you like it less spicy)
½ – 1 cup goddess dressing
Add the bag of broccoli slaw to a large bowl with a cover. Thinly slice the onion and red pepper so it resembles slaw, and put it into the bowl. Add in the chickpeas and slivered almonds. Deseed the jalapeno for a milder slaw, finely chop, and add it to the bowl with the other ingredients. Add in the Sriracha sauce a the dressing. Start with 1/2 cup and add more if it needs. Toss the salad with the dressing to evenly coat all the ingredients. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. The longer it chills, the better it will taste.