Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sameena's Chickpea Mango Salad

A while ago my cousin sent me a recipe for this salad.  I wanted to try it because of the mix of sweet and savory but I never had all the ingredients around.  I recently went to my parents and when mangoes are in season they give me a big bag of them.  I had some peppers and I just needed to go buy some jalapenos to make this salad.  I had to make some changes because Sameena is American and in America you get 15 oz cans of chickpeas..here in Canada we get 19 oz cans.  So my change was simply to double the dressing and I also added salt.  We really liked this salad.  I loved the sweetness of the mango. 


I know my son would have loved it but he was being a stubborn 4 year old at the time and didn't want to try it.  Next time I would add some more mango and jalapeno. I couldn't really taste the jalapeno.


Sameena's Chickpea Mango Salad
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1 19 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup diced mangoes
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

Dressing:
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp cilantro, minced
salt, to taste

Combine the salad.
Puree the dressing and pour over the salad.  Let marinate for at least 1/2 hour.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! Now I don't have to ask Chumster!

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  2. Oooh, I just noticed this. I absolutely love this salad. My favorite!!! Mangoes, jalapenos, and chickpeas....

    Even though I know I asked Sameena appa for the recipe, now I know that I have this to follow.

    I think I may want to add tomatoes when I decide to make this... sometime.

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  3. Hi there,
    I made a version of this salad for Secret Recipe Club today, and I want to make sure you see it here http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/healthy-and-delicious-vegan-mango-chickpea-kale-farro-salad-secret-recipe-club/

    I found your post very inspirational, food-wise, and just love the salad!

    I so enjoyed getting a chance to look around your blog and explore your different food ideas. Well done!

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