Garden Chickpea Salad

Garden Chickpea SaladAdapted from Taste of Home

Makes 2 servings


1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/4 cup chopped tomato

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


3/4 cup canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 medium carrot, julienned

1 small zucchini, julienned

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

3 cups spring mix salad greens


For dressing, in a dry small skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat until aromatic, stirring frequently. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in tomato, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper.

In a bowl, combine chickpeas, carrot, zucchini, green onions, parsley, radishes, cheese and walnuts. Stir in 1/3 cup dressing.

To serve, divide greens between 2 plates; top with chickpea mixture. Drizzle with remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 492 calories, 38g fat, 619mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.

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Stephanie Ouellette