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Indian Chickpea Salad with Ginger

Posted on | June 20, 2011 | 5 Comments

This fresh and healthy Indian dish is a great for a get-together with friends or a quick dinner.  Once the beans are cooked or if you use canned garbanzo beans, this salad will be ready in no time.  The fresh ginger and cumin create the Indian flavor.


  • 2 cups / 330 g cooked or canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3/4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • salt, pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 tbsp chopped cilantro


In a bowl, mix together the chickpeas with the red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, the red onion and the spring onion.  Add the sugar, ginger and the lemon juice.  Mix well. 

In a dry pan, roast the cumin until fragrant.  Add the cumin and the chopped cilantro to the salad. Mix well.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with some chopped cilantro.

Guten Appetit!!!

Source: adapted from “The Best Recipes in the World” by M. Bittman


5 Responses to “Indian Chickpea Salad with Ginger”

  1. branny
    June 21st, 2011 @ 10:41

    This looks really good! I would love this as a main course or a side dish.

  2. Tara
    October 9th, 2012 @ 11:25

    I made this earlier in the year, it’s delicious! This weekend, I’m hosting a dinner party and I will be making this again along with the coconut milk curry prawns.

  3. BalticMaid
    October 10th, 2012 @ 12:46

    @ branny: Thanks for commenting!

    @ Tara: Oh, how exciting! Thank you so much for your feedback. I hope you’ll have a wonderful dinner party!!!

  4. Janet
    February 28th, 2013 @ 07:06

    This is so good, I love the light lemon taste in this dish.

  5. BalticMaid
    March 5th, 2013 @ 15:52

    @ Janet: Thank you for your comment! I am so glad you enjoyed it :-)

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