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Vegan Chickpea Salad

Swati
Easy Vegan Chickpea Salad with lemon and fresh herb dressing | Learn how to make Easy Vegan Chickpea Salad
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Antipasto, Salads, Sides
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Can Chickpeas or 250 gms of boiled Chickpeas
  • 1-2 English Cucumbers as required
  • 1-2 Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes as required
  • 1 Onion(medium) or as required
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper(small) or as required
  • ½ Cup Pineapple pieces or as required
  • 1-2 tbsp Pomegranate Arils

Fresh Herbs

  • Fresh Cilantro/Coriander Leaves as required
  • Fresh Mint Leaves or as as required
  • Fresh Parsley(optional) or as required

Lemon and Herb Dressing

  • 1-2 Lemons or as required
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes or Paprika or as required
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint(optional)
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning or Oregano
  • Himalayan Pink Salt or Black Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Raw Sugar or Maple Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Drain water from chickpeas. Keep it on colander or sieve till all the liquid drains aways.
  • Chop/dice all the veggies in your preferred bite size.
  • Finely chop the fresh herbs.

Make Dressing

  • In a mixing bowl or mason jar, add lemon juice and all the spices. Add Olive oil if using.
  • Mix well. If making in jar, close the lid and give it a nice shake.

Assemble Salad

  • Add chickpeas along with all the veggies, pomegranate arils and pineapple pieces.
  • Add dressing along with fresh herbs.
  • Mix lightly, cover and refrigerate for atleast an hr.
  • Enjoy it just like that or with nachos, pita chips, on canapes or even papadums(papad).

Notes

  • Add any cheese of your choice like crumbled feta, goat, blue or fresh mozzarella.Vegans can add Vegan Cheese or Nutritional yeast for the Umami flavour. As cheese already has salty, add salt carefully.
  • Add more protein like tofu or other beans like black chickpeas or black eyed beans.
  • Nuts like almonds, walnuts or pine nuts go well with chickpeas, for the extra crunch and nutrition.
  • Leafy greens like Spinach, Arugula.
  • Add Chaat Masala for the tangy fingerlicking Indian taste.
  • Try out the Basil Lemon Dressing or this fruity Strawberry Vinaigrette.
Keyword Vegan Chickpea Salad
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