June 30, 2020

Apple & Chickpeas Salad

Apple and Chickpeas Salad is a delicious and nutritious salad. It's made with lettuce, apple, chickpeas, purple cabbage, coloured baby carrots, Thai red chilli, chives, cherry tomatoes and tossed with a flavourful dressing using mayo, curd, mustard sauce and maple syrup. 

Salad is one of the healthiest and easiest choice of food when it comes to lunch, parties or dinner. Salad can be made either simple or exotic based on the ingredients and dressing. Personally, I love salad and can survive with that ;) Since my salad is loaded with veggies and a fruit, it can be served as a meal. A bowl of this salad and a glass of fresh juice was my meal when I prepared this nutritious salad. The creamy dressing with the mild sweetness from maple syrup is the highlight of the salad which made my family to fall for this salad including my little kiddo who hates salad. What else do I need than this as a mother :)

Have a look on few interesting salad recipes which I have shared on my page.. 

Sending this salad recipe to a blogger event Shhh secretly cooking challenge which is happening every month among few fellow bloggers. Summer salad is the theme for this month and it was suggested by Kalyani Sri. And also, she is my partner for this month challenge :) 

Kalyani Sri is a wonderful blogger who owns a page in the name of Sizzling Tastebuds. Her page has loads of delicious recipes in all categories like Diabetic foodsparty recipeseggless bakingProtein rich recipessugar free recipes and many more.. Especially I liked her Vegan chilli chocolate mousse Sugar free apple raisin muffins and Kidney bean - Sesame seed dip. For more recipes, head to her page. 

Coming to the secret ingredients, I was given Apple and chives by her and I suggested barley & Lemon juice for her. Using those ingredients, she prepared a healthy and an interesting salad "Warm Barley summer salad with kiwi and roasted peppers". 

This Apple and chickpeas salad can be served warm or cold. Variations can be done to this recipe by including more veggies and fruits like pears, grapes etc. The addition of maple syrup to the dressing gives a mild and delicious taste to the salad. Chives can also be substituted with spring onions if it is not available. 

Here comes the recipe of this refreshing salad... 

Ingredients :

1 Apple, chopped into small cubes
1 Cup Chickpeas, cooked 
1/2 Cup Purple Cabbage, shredded 
1/2 Cup Coloured Carrots, cut into small pieces or shredded
2 Tbsp Chives, finely chopped 
1 Thai red chillies, finely chopped
5 Cherry Tomatoes, cut into halves
6 - 7 Lettuce leaves

For dressing :

1/4 Cup Mayo 
3 Tbsp Yogurt 
1/2 Tsp Mustard sauce 
1 Tsp Maple syrup 

Method :

Beat Mayo and yogurt in a bowl and add mustard sauce followed by maple syrup.

Mix well and keep aside. 

Place the lettuce evenly on the plate and keep aside. 

Now add all the veggies along with chickpeas and apple to a bowl and add the prepared salad dressing.

Gently mix well and place it on the lettuce layered plate. 

Serve warm or cold. 


  1. I totally love this combination. It is super delicious... Love the creaminess of this awesome salad...

  2. Healthy sweet crunchy protein packed salad..yummy!

  3. What a lovely salad! I love the range of ingredients you have used here, and can imagine the interesting textures, flavours and crunch of the salad. :) Beautiful pics, too!

  4. Chick pea salads are my favourite. Looks so delicious

  5. I love how you get baby carrots in Canada.. I was totally intrigued the first time I saw them. They taste so much sweeter and crunchier than normal carrots. As for your Apple and Chickpeas Salad, so filling and a perfect light summer meal. Great even for picnics and parties too.

  6. Perfect combination of fruits, veggies and legumes . Can imagine the crunch and flavors that must have treated the tummy and taste buds

  7. This is such a lovely bowl, loved the addition of apple to it here. I often make chick pea salad but never made this way. Nice one.

  8. Brilliant combination of salad Priya, addition of Thai chilli is tempting & the Salad dressing is really yum.

  9. Chickpea salad with Apple and colorful salad veggies sounds interesting ! Beautiful salad with healthy ingredients. Lovely pics making it all the more desirable !

  10. Perfect light and flavourful salad with chickpeas and Apple.It is so filling too. Loved the addition of mayo and Thai chillies.This salad is perfect for parties too.

  11. An interesting salad with apple and chickpeas. And the addition of Thai chilli will be so tempting. Next time If I add extra apples I would love to try this

  12. Loved apple and chickpeas combination in this salad Priya. Mustard sauce in dressing surely added good taste and aroma, salad looks very creamy and yummy with very attractive pic.

  13. This is such an interesting combination for a salad. The apple in it gives it a sweet and crispy texture to it. Must try.

  14. Priya - thank you so much for the generous mention of my blog and the dishes / categories you liked too ! this salad looks so scrumptious and I can imagine the flavours and texture with chickpeas and apple . lovely !

  15. Chickpeas and apple are a kind of unique combo which is interesting and different to me.Will try sometimes and your salad is wonderful and perfect.

  16. Salad looks so attractive and I love the dressing. Beautiful presentation and choice of ingredients is amazing.

  17. Chickpea salad that too with apple looks so colorful ans also sounds interesting !
    love all the healthy ingredients here to make the salad :)

  18. That is one comforting plating, Priya. The sweetness of the apples with the chickpeas will be delightful and intersting.