Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Spring Chickpea Salad

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CRUNCHY SPRING CHICKPEA SALAD

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES, PLUS 2 HOUR COOLING TIME
MAKES: 5 CUPS

Dressing:
1/3     cup Greek yogurt
1/4     cup mayonnaise
2        T stone-ground mustard
1        T honey
1/2     t salt

Salad:
1        15-oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained (about 1 1/2 cups)
4        celery stalks, finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1        cup fresh or thawed frozen peas
1/2     fennel bulb, trimmed and finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2     medium red onion, peeled and finely diced (about 2/3 cup)
1/4     cup fresh dill, minced
1 1/2  ozs crumbled feta cheese (about 1/3 cup)

1. Prepare dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and salt together.
2. Add salad ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Gather ingredients.

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Prepare dressing: Add 1/3 cup Greek yogurt to a medium bowl.

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Add 1/4 cup mayonnaise.

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Add 2 T stone-ground mustard.

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Add 1 T honey.

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Add 1/2 t salt.

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Whisk to combine.

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Prepare salad: Add 1 drained 15-oz can (about 1 1/2 cups) garbanzo beans (chickpeas).

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Add 4 finely diced celery stalks (about 1 1/2 cups).

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Add 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas.

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Add 1/2 trimmed and finely diced fennel bulb (about 1/2 cup).

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Add 1/2 finely diced medium red onion (about 2/3 cup).

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Add 1 1/2 ozs crumbled feta (about 1/3 cup).

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Add 1/4 cup fresh dill (minced).

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Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

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Leave a comment 13 Comments

  1. Nancy Farr says:

    This looks like a wonderful salad. However, I have not ever seen fennel bulbs in the grocery store. Where do I find fennel bulbs?
    Thank you.

    • MaryJane says:

      The grocery stores in our town all carry them. Perhaps you haven’t noticed them? They have a top that looks like dill weed. Ask your grocer???

  2. MS Barb says:

    Fennel bulbs are in the produce section of my local grocery store–This recipe looks really good!

  3. Debbie Calvert says:

    Also about the fennel in the produce section it is labeled as anise in my grocery store.

  4. Excellent salad. It keeps well and is really a meal in itself.

  5. Denise says:

    This looks and sounds so good! Going to have to try it for a picnic.

  6. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This looks yummy, healthy and beautiful. Perfect for a wholesome meal in the warmer months.

  7. CandyC says:

    Nice!

  8. Krista says:

    This salad sounds delightful! I love crunchy salads and anything with peas in them! I’ll give this one a try this summer.

  9. Thank you. I am always on the lookout for ways to use fennel, especially raw in salads. Believe it or not, fennel recipes are RARE and hard to find. I’m on my way to one of the four grocery stores I have the privilege of being within 5 miles distance that are Health Food Stores such as Deep Roots, EarthFare, Whole Foods and Fresh Market. Even the traditional Big Box groceries carry fennel. Thanks for the recipe.

    milka — Still am and always will be TheAppreciator

  10. Lisa says:

    Going to try this weekend….
    What do ya’ll think about adding strips/shredded chicken- blackened, grilled, boiled..?

  11. Phyllis Mogensen Kochert says:

    Would it be possible for you to include nutritional info with your recipes? That would be lovely.

    Thank you so much.

    • MaryJane says:

      Sorry, there just aren’t hours in the day. But I’ll bet there are programs that allow you to do that for yourself. X amount of butter = ? X amount of flour = ? etc.

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