Chickpea Salad with Curried Yogurt Dressing


Ready in minutes, this lunch salad can be dressed up with a little cranberry sauce or chutney to give it some holiday flavor. Serve over a bed of greens, in lettuce wraps, or in a pita or sprouted-bread sandwich. The dressing works well on other sandwiches too, so you might want to double the recipe to have some on hand.

  • 4Servings



  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 11/2 tsp. curry powder, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, optional


  • 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red apple, diced (1 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 lemon wedges, for serving


1 | To make Dressing: whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, curry powder, and cayenne (if using) in small bowl.
2 | To make Salad: Toss together chickpeas, apple, celery, parsley, raisins, green onions, and walnuts in large bowl. Gently fold in Dressing. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 366
  • Carbohydrate Content: 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 3 mg
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 12 g
  • Protein Content: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 348 mg
  • Sugar Content: 22 g