Chickpea and Pea Shoot Salad with Basil Lime Dressing
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Chickpea and Pea Shoot Salad

Chickpea and Pea Shoot Salad with Basil Lime Vinaigrette. This fresh and healthy salad is bursting with flavor and crunch. You will love the light Basil and Lime dressing! Make this salad as a side dish or as a light lunch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chickpea Salad, Pea Shoot Recipes, Pea Shoot Salad, Vegan Salads
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Kate

Ingredients

Basil Lime Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves , diced
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)

Chickpea and Pea Shoot Salad

  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas , drained and rinsed
  • 1 large cucumber (about 8 inches, or 1/2 lb) , seeds removed and diced
  • 2 medium carrots , peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion , diced
  • 2 cups pea shoots , stems chopped off and discarded

Instructions

  • Prepare the dressing: in a small bowl, combine the chopped basil leaves and minced garlic. Add the lime juice and apple cider vinegar. Add the olive oil, salt, sugar, and pepper. Allow to sit while preparing the salad.
     
  • In a large bowl combine the chickpeas, diced cucumber, diced carrots, and diced red onion. Add the dressing and stir well. Add the pea shoots and stir again. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
     
    Ingredients for Chickpea and Pea Shoot Salad

Notes

  • This recipe will make 4 larger servings or 6 smaller side salad servings.
  • You don't need to measure the exact amount of pea shoots - just grab a large handful.
  • You should have roughly the same amount of chickpeas, chopped cucumber, and chopped carrot.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 81.8mg