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Iron-rich chickpea salad

A colorful gorgeous chickpea or lentil salad is eating delight. This bright and vibrant mixture is one of the foods you can't resist to eat. The best part of this delicious salad is you can have it any time of a day. Take a cup of soaked and cooked lentil /bean of your choice. Add some greens and herbs, fresh veggies rich in Vitamin C and A, fruits of your choice, add crunchy nuts and iron-rich dried fruits, add a lemon-based dressing and Iron-rich, delicious, nutritious meal is ready.

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 40 mins

Serves: 2


Chickpea- 1 cup (Soaked overnight and cooked)

Carrot – 1 grated

Pomegranate – 1 small

Cashew – 2 tbsp. ( broken in pieces)

Raisins- 2 tbsp.

Dried apricot – 2 ( chopped)

Pepitas – 2 tbsp.

Cilantro- ¼ cup ( chopped)

For dressing:

Lemon juice - 2tbsp

Mustard seed- 2tsp(ground)

Honey- 1 tbsp.

Olive oil – 1 tbsp. (optional)

( Mix all ingredients by whisking it correctly.)


  1. Take a large bowl. Add cooked chickpea, grated carrot, pomegranate seeds, pepitas, chopped apricot, raisins, cashew.

  2. Add the prepared dressing.

  3. Mix gently with a spoon.

  4. Enjoy.

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