Chickpea salad with harissa dressing, a wickedly spicy side dish that’s ready to eat in minutes. Great served alongside grilled meats or vegetables.
Chickpea salad with a harissa dressing is a side dish that I often serve, as it’s ready in a matter of minutes. It’s a salad with plenty crunch from the carrot and chickpeas. This salad works really well served alongside simple grilled meats and vegetables. The sharpness of the salad balancing our the smokiness of the meat.
The dressing for the salad has a lovely chilli heat to it. This comes from the harissa paste that forms the base of the dressing. We use Belazu Rose Harissa, a jar of which you will always find in our store cupboards. This harissa balances the chilli heat with delicate rose water. The result is the best harissa on the market in our opinion. Suitable for both Vegetarian and Vegan diners alike, this salad keeps well for a couple of days in the fridge. For that reason I like to double the recipe and make extra to be eaten over the days ahead.
Additional recipe suggestions:
If you like this dish then serve it alongside our Grilled Halloumi & Vegetable Stack. For some other great salad sides try our Easy Bean Salad, our Fennel & Apple Slaw, our Creamy Potato Salad or our Warm Potato Salad.
Spicy Chickpea Salad with Harissa Dressing
- 400 g tin of chickpeas (drained)
- 1/2 carrot (grated)
- 2 large plum tomatoes (diced)
- 1/2 cucumber (skinned and de-seeded)
- 1/2 small red onion (finely diced)
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp Belazu rose harissa paste
- 2 tbsp pomegranite juice
- salt and pepper
- Drain the chickpeas and combine with the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.
- Place the ingredients for the harissa dressing in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake the jar to combine the salad dressing. Check the salad dressing for seasoning and add a little more if required. [Alternatively place in a bowl and give a good whisk to combine.]
- Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well, ensuring that the salad is well coated. Serve immediately.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •Share on Facebook