Roasted chickpea salad

Earlier this summer on my trip to Halifax we got lunch at a restaurant called The Wooden Monkey, where my mom ordered a delicious roasted chickpea salad. We both liked it so much that I’ve been wanting to recreate it ever since!

Our potluck father’s day lunch with my extended family gave me the perfect reason to finally make it this weekend. It was a great healthy side dish to serve alongside the rest of the food. Or a larger portion could also work as a main dish for 3-4 people!

Roasted chickpea salad

Roasted chickpea salad
Prep time
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Vegan, nut free, gluten free.
Yield: 6-8 servings
  • 19-oz can of chickpeas (about 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced daikon
  • 1 green onion sliced (white and green parts)
  • ⅓ cup chopped dulse
  • 1-2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp ume plum vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (white parts only)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  1. In a medium sized pot bring 1-3/4 cup of water and 1 cup of brown rice to a boil, then reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until the rice is done. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Drain the chickpeas in a strainer and rinse under cold water, then pat dry. Toss them with the olive oil and salt, then spread out on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes at 425°F. Make sure to give them a stir halfway through to help them roast evenly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the canola oil, ume plum vinegar, red wine vinegar, green onion and garlic, and whisk to combine, then set aside.
  4. In a large serving bowl add the rice, chickpeas, red pepper, daikon, green onion, dulse, and sesame seeds. Mix well, then pour the dressing into the bowl and mix again. Top with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds and sliced green onion for presentation.
If you don't have ume plum vinegar and don't want to buy it, you could use 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar + 1.5 tsp soy sauce in its place.

Roasted chickpea salad

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17 Responses to Roasted chickpea salad

  1. I love bringing pasta salads with lots of veggies. Therefore if there aren't any other healthy dishes at least I have a 1 dish healthy meal!

  2. Yum what a great dish! When can I come over for leftovers??? :D

  3. Yummy! i have to try this one.

  4. Roasting chickpeas is one of my favorite ways to eat them! I love how crispy and crunchy they get! So yummy!

  5. You always come up with such tasty and flavorful sounding dishes! This is yet another one to try, especially because it could be used for great leftovers!

  6. For some reason I always go for black beans instead of chickpeas, but this recipe sounds like an incredible combination of flavours! I will have to make it the next time I feel like beans :)

  7. Favorite potluck dish?Probably mac and cheese :)

  8. I LOVE roasted chickpeas! This salad sounds soo good! What a great thing to bring to a potluck. You always come up with creative recipes

  9. I love roasted chick peas! Looks delicious.

  10. i love roasted chickpeas so i know i would def like this!! i've really been loving my jambalaya lately so i'd probably bring that.. i go through food-phases so whatever i'm in the mood for i'd bring!

  11. I love how you recreate your restaurant favorites! and it looks like you did pretty well, I’d pay money for that dish :-D definitely going to try that out!

  12. I love chickpeas! Totally making this.

  13. I've heard roast chickpeas are delish – even my boss recommended them. I fail because I still haven't tried doing it!

  14. We were just in Halifax at the Wooden Monkey and I had this salad-it was amazing! Can't wait to recreate it at home on the west coast. Thanks!

  15. PS…I added feta cheese at the restaurant and it was a tasty addition.

  16. I've had this salad and love it too. Where would I find Ume vinegar????

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