19 July 2011

Chickpea Chicken Salad with Curry Mustard Dressing

Summer wouldn't be official without a giant healthy salad

Just like my previous "Colour-Me-Happy Salad", this Chicken, Avocado, and 
Chickpea Salad has lots of fresh colourful vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals

In this bowl is 3 cups leafy green lettuce and 2 cups spring mix greens, 3/4 cup
 canned chickpeas1/2 grilled chicken breast, 1/4 mashed avocado, 1 sliced tomato,   
1/2 sliced cucumber, 1/4 cup diced red onion, and broccoli sprouts

All that's missing is a light and flavourful dressing

Curry Mustard Dressing

1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp yellow mustard, 2 tsp dried 
parsley or basil (or 1 Tbsp fresh parsley or basil) 1-2 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, pinch of black pepper and salt, and a dash of stevia to sweeten

Then pour over salad, mix, and serve


Emma @ Microcosm of Life said... [reply]

I don't know what it is about fresh avocados that just makes me drool! mmmmmm

Tine said... [reply]

I love that salad! Chickpeas and avocado: super ingredients!

Natalie @ TheFirstKitchen.com said... [reply]

That curry-mustard dressing looks delicious! I'll have to try this salad out soon.

Meri said... [reply]

Mmm I've been eating a ton of chickpeas lately- making random hummus variations mostly though. I haven't had them on a salad in awihle! I like the curry mustard combo :0

claire gallam said... [reply]

I really really love the mix of ingredients here!

sarah (onedayiwillseethesun) said... [reply]

fab idea with the dressing I love chickpeas!!

Lisa Fine said... [reply]

Yum! I love big salads in the summertime (minus the chicken). :)

That one looks great, and I really need to get better about adding curry powder to recipes. Have you ever had curried egg salad? Delicious.

Mike@How To Make A Smoothie At Home said... [reply]

This looks like an awesome recipe. Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said... [reply]

That is one healthy salad! It looks delicious!

Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

What an amazing looking salad! Love chickpeas and avocados together!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Big salads just speak summer, don't they? My latest favorite is romaine topped with lima beans, black sesame seeds, hemp seeds, something pickled, and doused in balsamic vinegar and tamari soy sauce :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

Love this dressing idea! I'm always making my own dressings, but I've never tried one with curry powder and mustard in it. It sounds fabulous!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I absolutely LOVE large yummy salads and this one looks perfect!

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes said... [reply]

Great photos!I have never tried the chickpea & avacado combo. Looks like one for my books!

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

Looks wonderful! :D

Joanne said... [reply]

I absolutely ADORE huge salads like this! They are totally what summer is all about.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Curry mustard dressing!!!!!?? AWESOME.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Sounds awesome...but why do you never use olive oil?

Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola said... [reply]

Oh that looks like a delicious salad! I love having a huge salad for lunch! And what a great dressing! I rarely make my own dressings but I'm going to have to try this one!

Missy said... [reply]

I need more sprouts in my life.

PS- LOL @ anonymous comment. I get those all the time. Um...because I don't want to!! Because I didn't feel like it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

man, that looks delicious!!!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

This looks like a wonderful summer salad. :)

Monet said... [reply]

For quite some time...I wouldn't touch a salad. I didn't like them. But since moving to Texas, I've become addicted to a big, cool bowl of greens. This looks so delicious! And thanks for making me smile tonight (you always do), and I hope you are having a week full of love and joy. Hugs and love.

Heather said... [reply]

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am glad to have discovered yours!

Nooschi said... [reply]

That is one awesome looking salad! And the dressing...sounds delicious.

Rebecca said... [reply]

Looks Amazing!! All of my favorite things in one bowl. Can't wait to try it. :)

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