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Indian Chickpea Veggie Salad

indian chickpea veggie salad
  • (1 Tbsp.) olive oil
  • (2 small) onions, sliced
  • (2 cloves) garlic, crushed
  • (1 tsp.) cumin powder
  • (1 tsp.) turmeric
  • (1 medium) green bell pepper, sliced
  • (2 stalks) celery, chopped
  • (1/4 cup) fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • (4) tomatoes, chopped
  • (2 tsp.) chopped fresh cilantro
  • (15 oz. can) chickpeas, drained
  • (2 Tbsp.) water
  • Lettuce

Indian Chickpea Veggie Salad

Sauteed vegetables with cilantro and chickpeas, chilled and served on a bed of Iceberg lettuce.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes (plus 1 hr chilling)
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot, add onion and garlic, saute 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cumin and turmeric, stir to combine.

  2. 2Add bell pepper, saute another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in celery, mushrooms and tomatoes, cook another minute.
  3. 3Add cilantro, chickpeas and water, reduce heat to medium and cook another 5 minutes. Cover, refrigerate at least an hour, up to overnight. Serve cold on a bed of Iceberg lettuce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/3 of salad

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 253
  • Total Fat 7.5 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 40.5 g
  • Protein 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 155 mg
  • Fiber 7.8 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Miscellaneous

Recipe Ethnicity: Middle-Eastern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.