South Indian Chickpea Salad


The State of Tamil Nadu in South India is the origin for Madras Curry, versatile salads, and stir-fry. Of course, locally they are known by different names. A twist on a traditional salad, my chickpea salad can be made as an appetizer or a healthy snack with tea.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 1 mango - peeled and diced

  • 1 cup chopped hearts of romaine (Optional)

  • ½ cup diced cucumber

  • ½ cup diced carrot

  • ¼ cup diced celery (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • salt to taste

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple


  1. Toss together the garbanzo beans, mango, romaine lettuce, cucumber, carrot, celery, lemon juice, and salt in a large bowl. Let the mixture set for 30 minutes. Top the salad with the pineapple to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
2g Fat
48g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 33mg 165%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 491mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.