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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 197.9
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 446.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

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Zesty Chickpea Salad

Submitted by: JO_JO_BA
Zesty Chickpea Salad

Introduction

Delicious and healthy, a great lunch on the go or at work. Delicious and healthy, a great lunch on the go or at work.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
    1 tsp black pepper
    1/2 red onion, minced
    1/2 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
    2 Tbsp. cumin
    1 (14.5-ounce) can chick peas, rinsed and drained
    1 Tbsp. lemon juice
    4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
    4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce

Directions

In a large salad bowl, combine yogurt, black pepper, red onion, jalapeno and cumin.
Stir in chick peas and set aside.
Add lemon juice, mix well and serve over a bed of mixed lettuce.
Stored in an airtight container, salad will keep 24 hours in the refrigerator.






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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Recipe calls for way too much cumin. Didn't find it zesty at all. Probably would be better with some additional seasoning and maybe some tomatoes, cukes, etc. - 5/14/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this, but would add a few other ingredients such as cucumbers or cherry tomatoes. My husband asked if I would decrease cumin next time. - 4/19/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Pretty tasty, but not as zesty as I had hoped. I like the idea of serving in a pita - this might make the flavors more intense. - 10/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for recipe. Sounded interesting and wanted to make right away but didn't have all the ingredients....so I changed it a bit. Substituded dried mint for cumin. It was good with the yogert. Had fresh bean sprouts so I threw them in. Served over fresh Spinach and topped with chopped walnuts. - 4/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe - for those wondering, I divided the lettuce into four bowls, topped each bowl with 1/4 of the chickpea mixture and drizzled with lemon juice. YOu could toss it all together and serve that way and it would still be pretty tasty - I just did the chickpeas on top for presentation - 4/16/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    To all the people who commented on the instructions not being complete or not knowing what to do with the lettuce, you obviously didn't read the whole recipe as it says clearly, "Add lemon juice, mix well and serve over a bed of mixed lettuce." Mix the lettuce and serve the rest over it, clear? - 11/12/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this but only used 1/2 teaspoon of ground Cumin and half of the black pepper. I did not put on the lettuce but served it as a side dish along side a Shrimp Curry and Brown Rice. It was a hit! - 5/29/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will definitely make this and serve it in whole wheat pitas (with lettuce ;-) - 4/16/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe the comments people have left. OF COURSE you serve the chickpea mixture on top of the lettuce, otherwise the lettuce would go soggy...sheesh!! A bit of lateral thinking please!!! I made this and it's fantastic!! - 4/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was incredible. My hubby barely saved some for me. - 4/15/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I assume you put the chick pea salad over the lettuce. At least that is what I would do otherwise the lettuce would become too soggy - 4/15/08

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  • Really good! Love the jalapeno... - 11/16/12

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  • Loved this, I decreased the amount of cumin (per others comments) and added some chunks of avocado on top. It was delish! - 7/17/12

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  • I take out the jalapenos and instead substitute finely chopped green olives. Yum! - 7/2/12

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  • Couldn't even eat it. Spicy without being flavorful. - 12/7/11

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  • Thanks for a great recipe! I made it with soy beans today. YUMMY! - 7/11/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Cannot wait to try this - soundy really good. - 4/17/08

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  • wonderful - 4/17/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love chickpeas so will try this, served over the (shredded) lettuce. Shame about the instructions being incomplete, but not impossible to cope... - 4/17/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've got to be honest. I love chick peas, but I won't even go near this one because of the raw red onion and jalapeno. I can't handle the sulfites in those things. Talk about heartburn. - 4/17/08

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  • This is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it. I love chick peas but did not know how to prepare them. To the ones who did not know what to do with the lettuce: Look at the picture and you will see that the chick peas are served on top! Great presentation....... - 4/16/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet but would love to try it! I'm a huge chick pea fan!!! I will let you know how it turns out!! - 4/16/08

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  • yummy
    - 4/16/08

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  • It sounds good. I will have to make it. - 4/16/08

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  • I haven't made this yet but will. Sounds YUMMY! - 4/16/08

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