Chinese Chickpea Salad Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes
👩🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cups cooked chickpeas (or two 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained)
3 tablespoons gluten-free tamari (use coconut aminos to be soy-free)
4 cups shredded napa cabbage (about 1 small head)
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup grated carrots (3 or 4 large carrots)
1 cup toasted sliced almonds
½ cup sliced green onions (green and white parts)
One 10-ounce can mandarin oranges (preferably packed in juice, not syrup), rinsed and drained
One 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and cut in half
Crispy rice crackers, crumbled
Miso Ginger Dressing
½ cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon white soy miso (or chickpea miso)
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1Heat the sesame oil in a large shallow saucepan over medium heat.
2Add the chickpeas and cook for a couple of minutes.
3Add the tamari and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has been absorbed. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes.
4To make the dressing : Stir together all the ingredients in a cup or small bowl.
5Combine the napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, almonds, green onions, mandarin oranges, and water chestnuts in a large bowl.
6Add the chickpeas and dressing and toss until fully combined.
7Serve immediately, topped with crumbled rice crackers. You can prep this ahead of time by preparing the chickpeas, the salad (without the almonds), and the dressing and storing them separately. Combine the three elements, plus the almonds, just before serving.
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