Hey, Friends! Are you ready to dive into a bowl of freshness and flavor? Look no further than this Gluten Free Chickpea Salad, a vegan delight that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Packed with vibrant veggies, protein-rich chickpeas, and a zesty tahini dressing, this salad is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Get ready to embrace the goodness of this gluten-free and vegan recipe. Let’s jump right into it!
Gluten Free Chickpea Salad Shopping List
To make this scrumptious Gluten Free Chickpea Salad, here’s what you’ll need:
– 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
– 4 cups mixed greens or lettuce, rinsed and chopped
– 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
– 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
– 1 bell pepper, diced
– 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
– ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
– 1/2 cup tahini
– ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
– 2 cloves garlic (or more, to taste), minced
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon ground coriander
– 1 teaspoon sugar
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Water to reach desired consistency
Gluten Free Chickpea Salad Instructions
1. Mix and Mingle: Bringing the Ingredients Together
Alright, it’s time to get this party started! First and foremost, grab a large mixing bowl and gather all the star ingredients – the rinsed and drained chickpeas, the crisp mixed greens, the crunchy cucumber, the juicy cherry tomatoes, the vibrant bell pepper, and the fresh parsley. Then, let the flavors come together, allowing them to mingle and dance in anticipation of the taste explosion that awaits!
2. Whisking Wonder: Creating the Tahini Dressing
In a separate smaller bowl, let the magic happen! Whisk together the tangy fresh lemon juice, creamy tahini, drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic for a punch, and a delightful medley of ground cumin and coriander, then add a touch of sweetness with a hint of sugar. Oh, the wonders that whisking can do!
3. Consistency is Key: Adjusting with Water
Is the dressing too thick for your liking? No worries, my friend! We can fix that by gradually adding a little water at a time. Now stir it gently, until the dressing reaches your desired consistency. Let’s make it perfect, just the way you like it!
4. Dress to Impress: Coating the Gluten Free Chickpea Salad with Tahini Goodness
Now, it’s time to make your gluten-free chickpea salad truly shine! First, pour that luscious tahini dressing over the vibrant salad mixture, and then give it a good toss. Ensure that each and every ingredient is fully coated to guarantee delightful bursts of flavor in every single bite! Get ready to indulge in a symphony of tastes and textures.
5. Seasoning Symphony: Finding the Perfect Balance
Now comes the fun part – tasting! So, grab a fork and get ready to savor the mouthwatering deliciousness of your Gluten Free Chickpea Salad. First, take a moment to listen closely: Is it singing the right tune? Then, if needed, feel free to add a pinch more salt, a sprinkle of pepper, or a refreshing squeeze of lemon to achieve the ultimate seasoning symphony. Remember, your taste buds are the talented conductors of this culinary masterpiece!
6. Bon Appétit: Serving and Savoring Your Gluten Free Chickpea Salad
It’s finally time to gather around the table and savor the fruits of your labor! Let the flavors of your Gluten Free Chickpea Salad shine bright as you serve it up fresh and fabulous. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the refreshing crunch of the greens, the creamy richness of the tahini dressing, and the vibrant burst of flavors from the colorful veggies. Bon appétit!
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Gluten Free Chickpea Salad – Tips and Variations
– For added protein, toss in some roasted tofu or cooked quinoa.
– Want a spicy kick? Add a dash of cayenne pepper to the dressing or sprinkle some chili flakes over the salad.
– Switch up the vegetables based on what you have on hand or your personal preferences. Try adding sliced radishes, shredded carrots, or chopped red onion.
– If you’re not a fan of tahini, you can substitute it with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a delicious twist.
– This Gluten Free Chickpea Salad is perfect for meal prepping. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Add the dressing when you’re ready to serve.
– If you’re taking this salad to a potluck or picnic, keep the dressing separate until serving to prevent the salad from getting soggy.
– Pair this refreshing salad with a bowl of hearty soup or with gluten-free crackers for a complete and satisfying meal.
And there you have it, my friends! A tantalizing Gluten-Free Chickpea Salad that will leave you craving more. It’s a harmonious blend of textures and flavors, making it an ideal option for lunch, dinner, or a refreshing side dish. I can’t wait for you to try this recipe and experience the joy it brings. Remember to share your feedback and tag me on Instagram @knowgluten_jodi or like Know Gluten on Facebook. Happy salad-making!
- - 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- - 4 cups mixed greens or lettuce, rinsed and chopped
- - 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
- - 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- - 1 bell pepper, diced
- - 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- - ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- - 1/2 cup tahini
- - ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- - 2 cloves garlic (or more, to taste), minced
- - 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- - 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- - 1 teaspoon sugar
- - Salt and pepper to taste
- - Water to reach desired consistency
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chickpeas, mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, and fresh parsley.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, sugar, salt, and pepper.
3. Adjust the consistency with water, if needed.
4. Pour the tahini dressing over the salad mixture and toss well to coat.
5. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
6. Serve and enjoy!
- This Gluten-Free Chickpea Salad is perfect for meal prepping. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Add the dressing when you're ready to serve.
- If you're taking this salad to a potluck or picnic, keep the dressing separate until serving to prevent the salad from getting soggy.
- Pair this refreshing salad with a bowl of hearty soup or some gluten-free crackers for a complete and satisfying meal.
Amount Per Serving Calories 461Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 0mgSodium 407mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 9gSugar 8gProtein 14g
This data was produced by a machine. I didn't calculate it myself. Check with a doctor if you have specific calorie or sodium requirements. <3