Chickpeas fruit ‘n’ nut salad with simple Greek dressing

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Chickpeas black peas fruit and nut salad with simple Greek dressing :A refreshing all season salad made with boiled chickpeas, black peas, tomatoes, pear, guava and nuts and special seeds. Are you thinking what I was thinking? Yes! A very healthy and satisfying salad indeed.

 

chickpea fruit and nut salad with greek dressing

 

This salad is not only healthy but its preparation is very therapeutic. Made in no time and filled with all the good things to complete your day. Tossing and bringing this salad together will really soothe your senses.

It’s my favorite weekend salad. Weekends we don’t usually cook the regular, monotonous and same curry based veggies for lunch. The plan is always to make something light, refreshing and different from the usual boring weekday menu.

chickpea fruit and nut salad with greek dressing

I can just have this salad for lunch. For the rest I club either a grilled chicken breast or fried patties and garlic bread or nuggets. It’s fun indeed.Its Gluten Free and Vegan .To make it vegan, just replace the cottage cheese with soy cheese or you may also just omit the cheese.

chickpea fruit and nut salad with greek dressing

You can experiment with the dressings really. But the I like to make it with a simple Greek dressing. Fresh garlic and herbs with lemon juice .Simple but bold flavors compliments the flavors of each ingredient well. Fresh crumbled goats cheese gives it the creamy texture.

chickpeas fruit and nut salad

If you do not happen to have goats cheese then crumble some plain cottage cheese or herb infused cottage cheese. Fresh seasonal produce make it all the more delectable,and guavas being my favorite get a place in my salad by default.

chickpea fruit and nut salad with greek dressing

The soft pear adds a bit mushy melt in mouth delight and really gives the firm guava good company. I always use freshly ground black pepper for salads.It does make a difference and gives  a nice kick to the flavor.

Last but not the least, dry roast some whole almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts . They give the salad a nice bite. Also this is the best way to incorporate seeds, which are good source of Vitamin B1 and E.

chickpeas fruit and nuts salad with greek dressing

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chickpeas fruit and nut salad with greek dressing
A refreshing all season salad made with boiled chickpeas, black peas, tomatoes, pear, guava and nuts and special seeds.
chickpea fruit and nut salad with greek dressing
Course appetizer, salad
Cuisine mediterranean
Prep Time 15 min
Servings
ppl
Ingredients
For Greek salad Dressing
Course appetizer, salad
Cuisine mediterranean
Prep Time 15 min
Servings
ppl
Ingredients
For Greek salad Dressing
chickpea fruit and nut salad with greek dressing
Instructions
  1. In a pan dry roast the almonds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts together and keep aside to cool. I prefer putting whole almonds for a nice bite , if you want you can roughly chop them too.
  2. in another mixing bowl, mix together all the other ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over and toss it well.Add the crumbled cottage cheese / goats cheese.and basil leaves and give a nice mix.
  4. Now, put the roasted almonds and seeds on top .Garnish with some cilantro or coriander leaves.
  5. Serve it right aways or chill for about 15 minutes.
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