Recipe By Tarama
Published Jul 10th
Prep 30m Cook - Additional 30m Ready In 1h
Servings 4 servings Calories 220.6

The State of Tamil Nadu in South India is the origin for Madras Curry, versatile salads, and stir-fry. Of course, locally they are known by different names. A twist on a traditional salad, my chickpea salad can be made as an appetizer or a healthy snack with tea.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 mango - peeled and diced
  • 1 cup chopped hearts of romaine
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Toss together the garbanzo beans, mango, romaine lettuce, cucumber, carrot, celery, lemon juice, and salt in a large bowl. Let the mixture set for 30 minutes. Top the salad with the pineapple to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 220.6
  • Carbohydrate 47.7 g
  • Fat 1.6 g
  • Fiber 7.4 g
  • Protein 6.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Sodium 359.6 mg
  • Sugar 18.2 g


  1. Delicious! My daughter and I bonded over me chopping the fruits and veggies and feeding some as we went along. My advice is to cut up the carrots really tiny. Makes it easier to serve to children, who might not dig the big crunchy carrots. Thank you Tarama for this recipe
  2. Delicious refreshing. I added a shot of my favourite West Indian curry sauce (it has a mango base a perfect complement.)
  3. Fun combination of ingredients but I gave it a 4-star rating since I would prefer some sort of dressing to go with it which the recipe doesn't include.
  4. Nice salad for lunch. I really like this IF you leave out the romaine hearts and add cilantro and red pepper flakes. I also left out the celery but will try it next time.
  5. 1) Romaine hearts should not even be optional- they don't belong in this dish. 2) I think the writer of the recipe forgot to mention that you should use an UNRIPE mango that's green and tangy. The sweet mushiness of a mango distracts the palate. 3) I agree with another reviewer and spiced it up - Read more ...
  6. Very tasty but must be eaten at once. Not good as leftovers!
  7. I loved the combination of ingredients but found the lack of seasoning to be a bit disappointing. I added a little cayenne and fresh cilantro which definitely helped. Overall refreshing and tasty.
  8. I loved the idea of the fresh fruit and the chickpeas as well as the simplicity of the dish. It was rather bland. I will try it again but next time I may add some red pepper flakes to liven it up.
  9. it tastes very good

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