Crunchy Chickpea Peanut Thai Salad
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Alberta Pulse Growers. All opinions and experiences are my own.
Are you tired of the same old salads? Why not try a delicious Crunchy Chickpea Peanut Thai Salad. The ingredients are familiar but the taste is something different and delicious. Refreshing, crunchy, healthy and nutritious!! This salad will go great for any summer meal, be it a BBQ, picnic, potluck or just a family dinner.
This salad is made with two pulses! Do you know what pulses are? They are good for you food! Good for you and good for our planet!! Alberta Pulse Growers represent over 6,000 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean and soybean in Alberta. Peanuts are a legume but not in the pulse family.
Want more chickpea recipes? Try our Coconut Chickpea Curry, so delicious!!
The little chickpea I am in love with lately. They are so easy to add to dishes. Canned chickpeas only need a quick rinse and you just toss them in! Did you know they are also called garbanzo beans? I like saying that sounding like Grover from Sesame Street, try it, it is fun, LOL!
Kabuli chickpeas are the ones that are grown in southern Alberta. Pulses are high in nutrients including protein, fibre, iron, folate, and potassium. They are low in fat and cholesterol-free, making them a healthy option as both a meat and starch alternative.
Peanuts and chickpeas go so wonderfully together in this colorful summer salad. Adding in the Thai dressing just boosts the flavor profile to a new level. The salad is a complete meal on its own or served over top of grilled chicken, fish or steak it is stunning too. That is how I love to eat in the summer. Simple and scrumptious!
Finally, I encourage you to check out the recipe section that Alberta Pulse Growers has. It is so user friendly and will help you to incorporate more amazing pulses into your diet.
Crunchy Chickpea Peanut Thai Salad
A simple summer Crunchy Chickpea Peanut Thai Salad is perfect on its own or over chicken, fish or steak. Also a great salad to take to a potluck or BBQ this summer.
- 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed, picked over for loose skins
- 2 celery stalks, sliced
- 1/2 cucumber, seeded and sliced
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced and cut in half
- 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced and cut in half
- 2 cups purple cabbage, sliced
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 3 Tbsp. canola oil
- 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. ginger, minced
- Pinch of salt
- Toss the salad ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
- Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a jar or shaker. Shake well and pour over the salad.
- Serve at once.
- If making ahead, toss in the peanuts at the end and pour over the dressing.
Comments & Reviews
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
I absolutely LOVE all the gorgeous colours of this salad. With summer here, it is fantastic to spice up the usual eating routine!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This is exactly the kind of salad that I love. Straight up greens get soooo boring. That looks delicious!
robin rue says
This salad sounds phenomenal! I love tasty salads like this for my lunches in the summer.
I swear chickpeas are probably my favorite thing ever and a salad. So you had me at the title of this post. I am about to go make a salad for lunch and I definitely am going to add chickpeas to my salad. This looks delicious.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
I am such a huge fan of chickpeas! I cannot wait to make this salad. Thai food is a big staple around here- one of hubby’s faves!
I’ve never tried to make a salad with chickpeas in it. My boyfriend loves salads, he could eat them all summer long, so I’m definitely going to try this recipe.
Salads are my favorite, and this one looks scrumptious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!
Laurie Beth says
This salad is full of my favorite! I love the crunchiness as well as the color! I am going to make this one soon 🙂
Heather @ Kraus House Mom says
I love salads, especially in the summer. This one has such bright colors. It looks delicious.
Ladonna Dennis Maxwell says
I really enjoy salad and you had me at chickpeas and crunchy. This salad would be a great change to the everyday salad I have to agree. I always like chickpeas on my salad though so the extra things in this salad would be great.
Claudia Krusch says
I am always looking for new ways to cook with chickpeas. This salad looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to pick up the ingredients I need to make some this weekend.
Amy Desrosiers says
I love chickpeas so much! I think your flavor pairings sound amazing! I really need to try this combination.
I am looking forward to trying this Crunchy Chickpea Peanut Thai Salad. I have been eating healthier and love the results I am seeing so far.
Lisa Collins says
Thai Salad is one of my favorites but I’ve never tried it with chickpeas. I’m going to pick some up and try it soon!
I love chickpeas. This is a must try to add to my list.
Desiree Lopez says
This is the best time of year for a delicious salad. I can’t wait to try all the flavors combined in this one. Chickpeas make the best additions to my salads too.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks really good! I love crunchy chickpeas! I can’t wait to try this!