Chickpea Salad with Orange Yogurt Sauce

Chickpea Salad with Orange Yogurt Sauce

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Chickpeas tossed with vinaigrette and topped with an orange yogurt sauce make a delicious main dish vegetarian meal.


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Chopped mint to garnish


  1. To make the vinaigrette, place the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, cumin, cayenne pepper and a few pinches of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk the mixture to combine.
  2. Put the drained chickpeas into a large bowl and add the parsley and onion. Pour in the vinaigrette and toss to combine.
  3. In another bowl, stir the yogurt, orange zest, orange juice and honey together until blended.
  4. Divide the spinach between 4 plates and top with the chickpea mixture. Add a large dollop of the yogurt mixture and then sprinkle with some mint.


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