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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 47.7g 15% DV; fat 1.6g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 359.6mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
I loved the combination of ingredients but found the lack of seasoning to be a bit disappointing. I added a little cayenne and fresh cilantro which definitely helped. Overall refreshing and tasty. Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2008
1) Romaine hearts should not even be optional- they don't belong in this dish. 2) I think the writer of the recipe forgot to mention that you should use an UNRIPE mango that's green and tangy. The sweet mushiness of a mango distracts the palate. 3) I agree with another reviewer and spiced it up with some cayenne, cilantro, and a few little green chillies. 4) make sure you rinse canned chickpeas well, otherwise they retain a starchy liquid which tastes funny Read More
(18)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2008
1) Romaine hearts should not even be optional- they don't belong in this dish. 2) I think the writer of the recipe forgot to mention that you should use an UNRIPE mango that's green and tangy. The sweet mushiness of a mango distracts the palate. 3) I agree with another reviewer and spiced it up with some cayenne, cilantro, and a few little green chillies. 4) make sure you rinse canned chickpeas well, otherwise they retain a starchy liquid which tastes funny Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
I loved the combination of ingredients but found the lack of seasoning to be a bit disappointing. I added a little cayenne and fresh cilantro which definitely helped. Overall refreshing and tasty. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2008
Very tasty but must be eaten at once. Not good as leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2008
I loved the idea of the fresh fruit and the chickpeas as well as the simplicity of the dish. It was rather bland. I will try it again but next time I may add some red pepper flakes to liven it up. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
Nice salad for lunch. I really like this IF you leave out the romaine hearts and add cilantro and red pepper flakes. I also left out the celery but will try it next time. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2010
Fun combination of ingredients but I gave it a 4-star rating since I would prefer some sort of dressing to go with it which the recipe doesn't include. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2008
it tastes very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
Delicious refreshing. I added a shot of my favourite West Indian curry sauce (it has a mango base a perfect complement.) Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
Delicious! My daughter and I bonded over me chopping the fruits and veggies and feeding some as we went along. My advice is to cut up the carrots really tiny. Makes it easier to serve to children, who might not dig the big crunchy carrots. Thank you Tarama for this recipe Read More