Creamy Chopped Chickpea Pecan Salad

A chopped salad is a versatile thing. It is easy to handle as well as taste, and depending on the ingredients can serve just as well as crudites as it can a salad on its own. This salad is no different. This salad combines crunch canned chickpeas with chopped apples, celery, and carrots, all topped with a fresh vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is made with mustard, cider vinegar, lemon juice and a bit of mayo to give you some pop and tartness but still a bit of binder.

Key Takeaways:

  • The dressing is tangy but the apples and currants give sweetness
  • You can customize it by adding different fruits and veggies
  • It is versatile and can be used as a side dish in a bunch of different dishes

“An additional benefit of the salad is that it’s so quick to make: the dressing is easy to whisk by hand, and unlike a lot of my favorite winter salads, there are no roasted veggies or other ingredients that demand a couple steps.”

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