Chickpea Salad With Roasted Flax Seed and Sesame Seed

Updated on March 19, 2018
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Chickpea Salad With Roasted Flax Seed And Sesame Seed

Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean) Salad Is a High Protein Food

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are tasty legumes that contain lots of fiber and protein. Cooked chickpeas are particularly tasty. It is the best way of eating chickpeas. They are rich in antioxidants, minerals, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorous, folate, manganese, etc.

Chickpeas help to control blood sugar levels. It increases satiety and hence, helps in weight loss. Due to high fiber content, it improves digestion and bowel movement. It also helps to protect against cancer and heart diseases.

How to Make Chickpea Salad At-a-Glance

Making this salad is very easy. You have to boil the soaked chickpeas with some salt and just sufficient water. Next, Strain them. Use this water for making a curry or soup. Take chickpeas in a mixing bowl. Add cooked green peas, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves, chopped mint leaves, lemon juice, pepper powder, and salt. Mix well. This is the salad.

Serve 2-3 tablespoons of this topped with roasted sesame seeds and flax seeds. This salad is filling. So, eat small quantity at a time.

Now, let me share the detailed recipe with you.

5 stars for Chickpea Salad With Roasted Chickpea and Sesame Seed

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves four people.

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl chickpeas (garbanzo beans), soak overnight, add fresh water and salt. Cook them
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh green peas, optional, just sauteed
  • 2-3 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves, optional, finely chopped, I used
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds, dry roasted
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, dry roasted
  • 1/4 tsp or less salt, or as per taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images For Making Chickpea(Garbanzo Beans) Salad:

  • Soak chickpeas overnight in water. Drain the water. Add some fresh water and a bit of salt. Cook them. I cooked them in a pressure cooker. Strain them.
  • You can use this chickpea water for making soup or curry.
  • Take chickpeas in a bowl. Add all the ingredients as per list, except roasted sesame seeds and flax seeds.
  • Mix well. This is the salad.
  • Now, heat a pan. Dry roast sesame seeds and flax seeds till golden brown. Turn off the heat. Set aside for cooling.
  • Serve 2-3 table spoons of the salad topped with some roasted flax seeds and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy eating this yummy salad for good health!

Step one: Gather all the ingredients
Step one: Gather all the ingredients
Cooked chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
Cooked chickpeas(garbanzo beans)
Step two: Dry roast sesame seeds and flax seeds till golden brown.
Step two: Dry roast sesame seeds and flax seeds till golden brown.
Set aside for cooling.
Set aside for cooling.
Step three: Saute fresh green peas with a very little salt till they become tender.
Step three: Saute fresh green peas with a very little salt till they become tender.
Step four: Add all the ingredients as per list, except roasted sesame seeds and flax seeds to a mixing bowl. Stir-mix them.
Step four: Add all the ingredients as per list, except roasted sesame seeds and flax seeds to a mixing bowl. Stir-mix them.
Add lemon juice.
Add lemon juice.
This is the salad.
This is the salad.
Step five: Serve 2-3 tablespoons of this awesome salad topped with some roasted sesame seeds and flax seeds. Enjoy eating!
Step five: Serve 2-3 tablespoons of this awesome salad topped with some roasted sesame seeds and flax seeds. Enjoy eating!

Nutritional Information of Chickpea Salad

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 160
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 18 g6%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 52 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Questions & Answers

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      7 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks Margie Lynn. Try this easy chickpea salad. Reap the best health benefits!

    • Margie Lynn profile image

      Margie's Southern Kitchen 

      7 months ago from the USA

      ShailaSheshadri I love most salads, I have not tried the garbanzo bean in very many recipes. This looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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