Lebanese-style chickpea salad

Lebanese-style chickpea salad
This salad combines chickpeas with cauliflower in a light yoghurt dressing, flavoured with lemon juice and sesame paste.
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Last modified on: February 9th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:LebanonLebanese cookingSesameChickpeasLemon
For 4 people, you will need:
  • 0 tinned (canned) chickpeas 250 g tinned (canned) chickpeas
  • 1 cauliflower 250 g cauliflower
  • 2 shallot 1 shallot
  • 3 Greek yoghurt 150 g Greek yoghurt
  • 4 tahini (sesame paste) 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste)
  • 5 lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 salt salt
  • 7 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 720 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Lebanese-style chickpea salad : Photo of step #1
Thoroughly drain 250 g tinned (canned) chickpeas.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Lebanese-style chickpea salad : Photo of step #2
Dry on a cloth.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Lebanese-style chickpea salad : Photo of step #3
Prepare 250 g cauliflower and slice thinly (if you have one, a mandolin is ideal for this).

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Lebanese-style chickpea salad : Photo of step #4
Put the chickpeas and cauliflower in a salad bowl. Add 1 shallot finely chopped and a little chopped parsley.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
Lebanese-style chickpea salad : Photo of step #5
Prepare the dressing by mixing 150 g Greek yoghurt, 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Salt and pepper then checking the seasoning.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Lebanese-style chickpea salad : Photo of step #6
Pour the dressing into the bowl and mix everything together.

Your salad is ready.
If you don't have any lemon juice handy, use a tablespoonful of vinegar instead.

The quantity of tahini can be adapted, either a little more or less, to suit your taste.

For a more authentic Lebanese touch, add a little mint in with the chopped parsley.
2 days at most in the fridge.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
658 Kcal or 2,755 Kj33 gr66 gr29 gr
33 %13 %6 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
91 Kcal or 381 Kj5 gr9 gr4 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
164 Kcal or 687 Kj8 gr17 gr7 gr
8 %3 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 1.83 €
  • Per person : 0.46 €

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Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Tinned (canned) chickpeasTinned (canned) chickpeas: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Couscous, Chickpea salad, Cauliflower and chickpea salad, Cauliflower and chickpea purée, Green hummus, ... All
CauliflowerCauliflower: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to prepare cauliflower, Du Barry soup, Country vegetable soup, Thaï rice with small vegetables, Warm cauliflower salad with two cheeses, ... All
Greek yoghurtGreek yoghurt: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tzatziki, Cretan-style salmon , Norwegian tartines, Light herb sauce, Spinach and cashew brik rolls, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Peach and verbena feuilleté, Tapenade, Fillets of sole meunière, Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream , ... All
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