Potato and Chickpea Salad

Try my easy-to-follow recipe and make delicious and creamy Potato and Chickpea Salad at home in no time!

Potato and Chickpea Salad

Every now and then I hear about a new place opening up but only recently I’ve seen a lot salad bars in Delhi popping up! Thank god for places with healthy food in Delhi like Lean Chef, TLC Kitchen and Salad Chef, I can now enjoy good food without the added calories! If you visit these places you’ll be surprised to see how they turn something high cal into something really healthy and trust me they don’t just sell salads, they’ve got desserts too! So it’s not a punishment to eat at these places but rather a delight! Being a food blogger sounds all fancy and people are all like “OMG you’re so lucky, you get to eat all the food” but they forget what that food is doing to my waist! So today I thought of rustling up a really quick recipe of my favourite salad with Potatoes, Chickpeas and Spinach.

Potato and Chickpea Salad

Now the dressing is a mix of mayo, Tahini and hung curd so I won’t say it’s entirely healthy but it’s a great light salad that’s really creamy and delicious! The dressing is to die for and the flavours are pretty much Indian, so I’m sure you’ll find the ingredients in your kitchen. So gather your tools and get started!

Potato and Chickpea Salad

RECIPE: Potato and Chickpea Salad

Serves: 2    Total Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the salad

  • Boiled Chickpeas, 1 cup
  • Boiled potatoes, cut into chunks, 3 small (Make sure you don’t boil them too much, they shouldn’t be too mushy.)
  • Blanched Spinach Leaves, 1/3 cup

For the dressing

  • Mayonnaise, 4-5 tablespoons
  • Tahini Dressing, 2 tablespoons (Tahini paste and tahini dressing are two different things. If you’re using paste, only use about a tablespoon and add a little lemon juice to the recipe.)
  • Hung Curd, 2 tablespoon
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Cumin Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2-3 tablespoons
  • Minced Garlic, ½ teaspoon

METHOD

Mix all the ingredients mentioned under “for the dressing” in a bowl. Once mixed, add in the boiled chickpeas, boiled potato chunks and blanched spinach. Make sure the dressing covers everything. Chill the salad before serving and enjoy!

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My new summer favorite- This Spicy Mango Salad is perfect for lunch and is ready in no time!

Spicy Mango Salad

Summers have ended but my love affair with mangoes has not! I love mangoes and this summer I’ve had more of them than all the summers combined. I have this staple way of eating them though, sliced and drizzled with lemon juice and a sprinkling of salt and red chili powder (or paprika). It sounds a bit weird but I had this combo in Madras and instantly fell in love with it. The tanginess of lemon juice goes perfectly with the sweetness of the mango and chili gives it that much needed kick. It tastes divine, but that’s all I ever did to them…Until…I came across this really cool way of making a mango salad on Melange of Musings! Sara (the blogger) made hers with mint leaves, onions, ginger juice and what not, and it looked PERFECT! So I thought why not recreate that before the mango season goes away!?

Spicy Mango Salad

All I can say is that this salad has now become my new all-time favorite and I can have it all day long! Its so fresh and light that it fills you up without making you feel bloated..my kinda food! And the flavours..? Can lemon juice, mint leaves and chilli go wrong ever? I think you know my answer 😉 So try this out today before the mangoes are out of season and tell me what you think! 🙂

RECIPE: Spicy Mango Salad

Serves: 2       Time: 5-10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Mangoes, 2, cubed
  • Onion, 1, sliced
  • Tomato, 1, cubed
  • Lemon juice, 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt, to taste
  • Red chili powder or paprika
  • Mint leaves, to garnish

METHOD

Mix together lemon juice, salt, red chili powder/paprika in a bowl and keep it aside. This will be the dressing on your salad.

In a separate bowl, mix together cubed mangoes, tomatoes, onions, and mint leaves. Pour the dressing over it and serve! As easy as that.

If your mangoes aren’t as sweet add in some honey to make it a tad bit sweet but make sure it doesn’t overpower everything else. This salad is supposed to taste tangy and spicy, enjoy it that way 🙂

Recipe adapted from Melange of Musings.

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