Feb 122018
Chickpea Salad With Lemon, Tomato And Herbs | Garbanzo Bean Salad
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Chickpea Salad Recipe Continental

Chickpea Salad Recipe

Chickpea salad is a heart-warming vegan salad that’s both gluten-free and dairy-free. I love chickpeas or garbanzo beans and this salad with chickpeas, makes for a lovely summer side dish. The flavours mesh really well and you have an awesome, protein-packed healthy salad in minutes.

Garbanzo beans, also called chickpeas or kabuli chana, are an excellent source of protein and dietary fiber. Garbanzos also contain very high levels of iron, magnesium and vitamin B-6. Garbanzo bean health benefits include managing blood sugar levels, improving digestion, aiding in weight loss and protecting against cancer and heart disease.

garbanzo-beans for chick pea salad

Garbanzo bean salad is easy to assemble and makes for a tasty addition to the buffet table. Filled with healthy ingredients like garbanzos, tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs and a light lemon, olive oil and vinegar dressing, garbanzo bean salad is simple yet incredibly hearty and so satisfying.

Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe:

This yummy, fresh tasting salad with garbanzo beans is a really delicious and colourful salad. The low-fat, high-protein dish is just the kind of salad I love! So healthy, fresh, delicious and very enjoyable! You can use either fresh or canned chickpeas.

Chickpea Salad Recipe

Chickpea Salad

Soak chickpeas in water overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours. Drain, rinse well and pressure-cook the chickpeas in enough water till soft. Drain the water and keep the chickpeas aside. You can also use canned garbanzo beans. In that case, drain and rinse the garbanzos, and set aside till needed.

cooked chickpeas for salad

Chop the onion, tomato and coriander leaves. Mince the garlic.

ingredients for chickpea tomato salad

Combine freshly cooked and drained chick peas with chopped onion, tomato, garlic, red chilli flakes and coriander in a medium bowl.

mix ingredients for garbanzo salad

Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well.

Seasoning for vegetarian garbanzo salad

Drizzle olive oil, lime juice and a splash of vinegar. Toss everything to combine.

garbanzo salad dressing

Taste the chickpea and tomato salad; adjust seasoning if required.

Add dressing to salad ingredients

Serve Summer Chickpea Salad fresh or chilled as a side dish or on a bed of vibrant greens.

Summer salad with chickpeas

If you are looking for more garbanzo bean recipes, do try out Chole Pulao.

Vegetarian Chickpea Salad:

Chickpea Salad Recipe
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I love to use chickpeas in salads. Chickpeas are not just protein rich, they are super tasty too! This is a simple salad made with cooked chickpeas but incredibly yummy! Enjoy lemon chickpea salad as a light dinner or serve it as a side with lunch.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Continental
Serves: 2
  • Chickpeas, cooked – 1½ cups
  • Onion – 1 medium, chopped
  • Garlic cloves – 2, minced
  • Tomato – 1 medium, chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Black Pepper – ½ tsp
  • Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
  • Olive oil – 1 ½ tsp
  • Vinegar – ¼ tsp
  • Lime juice – ½ tsp
  1. For summer garbanzo salad with lemon dressing, soak dried chickpeas overnight and cook them till tender or you can use canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained.
  2. Cut up onion, tomato and coriander; mince garlic finely.
  3. Take a bowl and toss in the chickpeas, chopped onion, freshly-cut tomato, minced garlic, chilli flakes and coriander leaves.
  4. Add a dash of vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice
  5. Season chickpea vegetable salad with salt and black pepper; toss gently to blend all ingredients well.
  6. Serve freshly made Tomato Chickpea Salad as a side dish with Grilled chicken or grilled fish.
* For more chickpea salad ideas: You can add some chopped cucumber, Kalamata olives, parsley, basil, fresh mint, Dijon mustard, honey, crumbled cheese, chopped mango, grapes, walnuts, bell peppers, quinoa, etc.

* You can store leftovers for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Before serving, squeeze some lemon juice to freshen up leftovers.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 210g Calories: 420 Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 69g Sugar: 14g Fiber: 19g Protein: 21g Cholesterol: 0mg


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