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Chickpea, nut and cranberry salad

If you thought a salad couldn't be filling, think again. This hearty vegetarian recipe is full of nutty crunch, raw vegetables and fresh herbs with chickpeas for added fibre.

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 5 min


  • 30g hazelnuts, chopped
  • 30g almonds, chopped
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 1 large carrot, grated, shredded or spiralized
  • 1 large courgette, grated, finely shredded or spiralized
  • ½ x 25g bunch fresh mint leaves, chopped, plus leaves to garnish
  • 4 round wholemeal pittas
  • 400g can chickpeas in water, rinsed and drained
  • 4 mejdool dates, stones removed, chopped
  • 30g dried cranberries
  • For the dressing

  • 2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp white wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
  • 2tbsp orange juice
  • 1tsp toasted cumin seeds


  1. Shake all the dressing ingredients together in a small lidded jar to combine, then set aside.
  2. Toast the hazelnuts and almonds in a dry non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 3–4 min; set aside.
  3. Put the spinach, carrot, courgette and chopped mint in a large salad bowl. Drizzle over the dressing and toss gently to combine. Warm the pittas to the pack instructions.
  4. Divide the salad among 4 plates, then scatter over the chickpeas, dates, cranberries and toasted nuts, and season with black pepper. Serve with the warm pittas and extra mint.

Nutrition per serving

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464kcal 15.8g 17.9g 2g 11.4g 25.1g 0.7g 140mg 61.8g 5.4mg

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