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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Waldorf Chickpea Salad With Honey Mustard Dressing

Waldorf chickpeas salad

Do you like chickpeas? 
You will love my easy to make Waldorf chickpea salad.
This Waldorf Chickpea salad contains celery, parsley (or cilantro), apple chunks, finely grated carrot, cashews, raisins (or Craisins) and scallions dressed in a vegan "honey" mustard dressing.

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Quick and Easy 
This healthy salad can be made in under 15 minutes and provides a tasty nutritious lunch that is sure to satisfy.

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Eat it your way
This salad can be enjoyed in a sandwich, on a salad plate, with fresh baby spinach leaves, or even to fill a Romaine lettuce cups. I find that this Waldorf chickpea salad is absolutely delicious no matter how it is served. 

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Chickpeas are high in protein, fiber, and nutrients
Think of this dish as more than a salad. I consider it an entree because chickpeas offer a significant amount of protein and this salad has a significant amount of chickpeas as the base. Chickpeas are a great replacement for meat in a vegetarian or vegan diet providing 14.5 grams of protein per cooked cup. 

Honey vs maple syrup ?
Honey is not technically vegan so this sweet, tangy, and oil-free honey mustard dressing is made with maple syrup (you could substitute honey if you prefer).

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Author of the blog: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: none
Recipe can be doubled to serve 4 or 2 hungrier eaters

Salad Ingredients: 
1 can of chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), drained and fork mashed (not blended)
1/4 cup of finely diced celery
1/2 cup of finely diced apple 
1/2 cup of very finely shredded carrot (grate on the smallest hole on the grater- it is about 1 carrot.
1/4 cup of sliced scallions
1/4 cup of raisins or Craisins
1/2 cup of chopped parsley or cilantro ( I use cilantro)
1/4 cup of whole raw cashews

Mix the mashed chickpeas and all of the ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. 

"Honey" Mustard Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup of mustard (Dijon or yellow)
3 tablespoons of maple syrup (or honey if you use it)
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

Add the mustard and maple syrup to a small bowl. Using a whisk, whisk the mixture vigorously until well blended. Use this dressing for your salad.

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My Notes and Thoughts:  

Have you been thinking about cutting down on meat and chicken but sometimes just don't know what to eat or are afraid you won't get enough protein? This high protein, high fiber, nutrient dense salad is a healthy choice for your body and for the environment. 

No more ignoring 
We just can't keep ignoring the fact that chicken and beef industry are not major culprits in producing tons of carbon emissions which plays a major role in polluting our environment. Remember that animal husbandry creates as much carbon emissions as cars, busses, trains, etc." (source)

Eating 2 plant based days/week  
Why not give some strictly plant-based recipes a chance in your weekly menu. It's good for your health and good for the planet to cut down the demand for beef and chicken. If everyone committed to at least 2 plant-based non-dairy days /week, it could really make a difference. 

Chickpeas are a good choice 
Chickpeas provide a good amount of fiber, protein (14.5 grams/cooked cup and nutrients. While chicken in higher in protein, chicken contains zero fiber and very few nutrients. In addition, a cup of cooked cubed chicken has 19 grams of fat as opposed to 4 grams of fat in a cup of cooked chickpeas. Might be better for your heart too!

Another Chickpea Recipe: 

Rice, Chickpea, Avocado Salad -easy, delicious, nutritious


  1. YUM!! I like this better than the original!! And I'd love it for lunch, too!

  2. I love all the interesting ways that chickpeas are used! They are a favorite of mine.

  3. This sounds like another winner. I never would have through about this combination of ingredients.

  4. This looks good and the dressing versatile, too!

  5. Judee — this salad is beautiful! We love chickpeas — they are a staple in our house. They are so versatile, like this salad: as a main course, in a pita on the run, or as a side. Just perfect!

  6. This looks very refreshing -- I love salads that can function as a quick lunch (or combined of such salads for dinner), and this looks like a great one. Thanks for the links to other chickpea salad combinations!

  7. Chick peas aren’t a favourite here but we keep tryinG. These look delicious.

  8. good evening, thank you so much for stopping by my blog for a visit. I figured out over 25 years ago that I had celiac-back then the doctors couldn't figure it out-will check out your recipes-

  9. I'm a huge fan of chickpeas but not of Waldorf salads in any form. I will most certainly adapt this as the dressing sounds great.
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  10. I don't eat a lot of chickpeas, but I do eat a lot of salad. I think I'd love this one in a pita!

  11. Delicious=looking salad! The apples and celery clearly link it to t he original waldorf salad, which was also vegetarian.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  12. I love chickpeas, particularly in salads. This looks so yummy.

  13. It is a very delicious salad....I love chickpeas....Abrazotes, Marcela

  14. We love chickpeas, we love salad, Thank you for sharing your links with us at #282 SSPS Linky. See you again next week. Pinned it

  15. That dressing sounds so good and I love chickpeas. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

  16. Congratulations, your post will be featured on Monday at SSPS #283. See you again on Monday.


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