What’s Cooking?…Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad

What’s Cooking?…Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad

I just love hummus and felafal.  I always keep dried chickpeas in my pantry for that reason, in case the mood strikes and naturally they are great for the vegetarians in your family. I wanted to have some of those flavors but not necessarily fried like felafal, or on bread like hummus.  I thought the best solution was to make a salad. This is practically a meal in itself, or it will make a great accompaniment with whatever else you have going, plus you can make this ahead of time.

Incidently, this is a very tasty and nutritious vegan salad!

Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad
Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad


1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas rinsed, or you can prepare your own.
I x green capsicum
1x red capsicum
1 stick of celery
1 x red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons tahini
juice of 1 large lemon
1 small clove of garlic crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
pepper and salt to taste
3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds toasted
Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad


Put the rinsed chickpeas in a serving bowl. Add the finely diced capsicums celery, red onion and parsley and gently mix together.  To make the dressing, mix the tahini with lemon juice , water, cumin, coriander, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.  Pour over the salad and fold through.  Add about 3/4 of the tossed sesame seeds and fold them through. Garnish by sprinkling the remainder of the sesame seeds on the top.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Lemon Sesame Chickpea Salad

Incidentally I served this with some baked sweet potato fries!  Have a great day!

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