Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea salad1

This salad, my twist on the desi chana chaat, is something that I make very often. The salad is easy to prepare and the whole thing comes together in a cinch- especially if all the ingredients are prepped in advance.

Here's what I used for approximately 2 servings.
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 celery sticks, chopped
½ cucumber, cut into cubes
2 scallions, finely chopped
6-7 baby carrots, cut into small pieces
½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¾ cup grapes, halved
½ mango (ripe), cut into small cubes

For the dressing:
Juice of a lemon
1-2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chaat masala

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, chill and serve.

Chickpea salad2

16 Burps:

Anh said...

This looks like a very refreshing salad!


Wow wow wow,what a neat picture TBC,looks so cool!!

A_and_N said...

Colours, colours! SOmething that always attracts me to food more than anything else! :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...awesome, colorful, healthy and yummy....feel like having it right now...

Vani said...

Love that dressing with honey & lime juice. Lovely click, TBC!

Soma said...

Love it! & love that salad bowl even more:-)

Vaishali said...

What a refreshing and colorful bowl of health! Beautifully presented, TBC.
Thanks for the feedback on the kuzhambu. Glad you liked it :)

Raaga said...

this looks so tempting and colourful... like the middle eastern salad I make :) the grapes etc make yours prettier :)

Srivalli said...

Great Pic. healthy salad. should try definitely.

Parita said...

So colorful! love that bowl :)

Red Chillies said...

Liked the combination of fruits and veggies (Except except except grapes) Sigh!

Purnima said...

quite innovative and very the rich colours!

daphne said...

I can't get enough of chickpeas! I like how you combi fruits with it!

DEESHA said...

lovely salad there

Priti said...

Oh my thats looks colourful and eyecatching..h r u after a longgggg time :)

TBC said...

Anh, Raks, A & N, Kitchen Flavors and Vani- thank you all for stopping by and for your sweet comments. :)

Soma- that bowl was something that I got from India a long time ago. I'd even forgotten that I had something like that. I found it recently during one of my cleaning sessions.:D

Vaishali- thank you.:)
My husband liked the kuzhambu a lot. It was a nice change from the usual fare that I make.:)

Raaga- thank you.:)

Srivalli, Parita, Purnima- thank you.:)

Red Chillies- you don't like grapes?! Why girl, why? :D

Daphne- it's nice to see you here after a long time! :)

Deesha- thanks!

Priti- I'm doing great, thank you.:)

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