Nutty Chickpea Roasted Salad

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Cold weather? You can still enjoy a salad.

Sometimes I get stuck in a rut, eating the same type of food every week. But just shifting a small detail in preparation really mixes it up! Instead of a cold salad on these chilly autumn days, this really hits the spot.

You know what my favorite part is? The dressing! Try doubling it and use the extra on grains or beans later in the

Total Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients Salad

4 cups cooked chickpeas
2 cups walnuts or pecans, pan toasted and roughly chopped
3 Tbl. coconut oil
2 red onions, chopped
10 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
1 lb. green beans, chopped into small rounds
1 large carrot, diced
1 red pepper, diced
Generous salt and pepper

Ingredients Dressing

1/2 cup lemon juice
3 Tbl. melted coconut oil
4 Tbl. tahini
2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 400F. In a very large bowl, combine chickpeas and walnuts with all veggies except onions. In a large pan, heat coconut oil and cook onions until soft. Pour onions with their oil into the bowl and combine. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a roasting pan and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.

For dressing, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend.

Top roasted veggies with dressing and serve. Try it over greens, with quinoa or by itself!

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Photo courtesy Michelle Pfennighaus.

Michelle Pfennighaus

Michelle Pfennighaus

Michelle is wife, mama and health coach to busy women around the world. She suffered for years with IBS and anxiety, until finally healing herself through changes in diet and lifestyle. Her life’s reinvention has been documented in the movie “Lemonade” and she’s been featured on ABC, NBC and NPR with her inspiring story. Visit for recipes and healthy ideas.


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  1. Melissa says:

    Kevin i’m going to try this with fresh ginger – can’t wait to taste the dressing – yeah a great recipe!!

    Thanks for thinking of all our needs.

    Great website.

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