Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas can be enjoyed in number of ways. It is the versatility of these beans which make them everyone’s favorite. I love it in curries, wraps and in salads where you can actually see the lovely hazelnut like bean and bite into it. Health wise, chickpeas are a good source of plant protein. They are high in folate and fiber, that means you don’t really need any other carbohydrate, it already has a good amount in it.

Chickpea salad is great for working lunch or as a side dish to whatever you are cooking. It can be  fixed in a flash with any vegetable that you have on hand.







1 can chickpeas
2 tbsp  chopped celery
2 tbsp chopped red pepper
1/4 cup chopped broccoli
2 tbsp thinly sliced carrot
1.5 tbsp chopped sun dried tomato ( I used the jar ones)
3/4 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp crushed pepper flakes

few avocado slices

salt and black pepper as per taste

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Let it sit in colander while you mix dressing.

In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard.

In a large bowl warm chickpeas in microwave for 1 minute.

Toss with chopped red pepper, broccoli, carrot, sun dried tomato, celery, cilantro, crushed pepper flakes and cumin powder.

Drizzle dressing over Chickpea Salad. Mix nicely. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with sliced avocado.

Enjoy a hearty bowl of salad.




This recipe is part of Allergy Free Wednesdays.

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  • comment-avatar
    Christine's Pantry September 30, 2011 (5:15 pm)

    Salad looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ruth October 1, 2011 (3:23 am)

    This looks lovely – great combination of ingredients!

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    Anka October 1, 2011 (3:24 am)

    Hi! You’ve got a nice blog with lovely pictures.

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    Kalpana Sareesh October 1, 2011 (7:44 am)

    this is a very good salad..n dear u chkd abt ragi na no its not from black eyed peas its a finger millet called as Kelvaragu in tamil .. its powdered version is what i hv used its avbl in all super mkts..

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    Nimrat October 1, 2011 (11:45 am)

    Salad look yummy and super easy to prepare…..good one.

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    Balvinder ( Neetu) October 1, 2011 (12:59 pm)

    Thanks for lovely comments. It is really tasty even my daughter takes it to school.

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    Kelly October 5, 2011 (11:03 am)

    This salad looks very good. So colorful and healthy! Thanks for sharing.

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    Eri January 16, 2012 (11:24 am)

    Oh I love chickpeas they are my favourite, I will try this salad, very soon!