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Chickpea Bites Salad


4 Servings

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes

Total Time:

20 Minutes

Sometimes we all just need a good hearty salad. This particular one is filling and full of nutrient rich ingredients.


Chickpea Bites: (inspired by COPY CAT STARBUCKS CHICKPEA BITES - Nosh With Micah)

  • 1 can or 2 cups of cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons of parsley

  • 1 teaspoons of cumin

  • 1 teaspoons of paprika

  • ½ teaspoon of coriander

  • 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds

  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • ¼ cup of sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika


  • ¼ cup of tahini

  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, or more for a thinner consistency

  • 1 garlic of clove, minced

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa

  • Spring greens mix

  • Shredded carrots

  • 2 avocados

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • Pumpkin seeds


For the chickpea bites, combine chickpea bite ingredients into a food processor, pulse until a rough dough forms. Roll into about 16 balls. In a shallow dish, combine sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, sea salt, cumin, and paprika. Roll balls in the sesame seed mixture. Add to an air fryer and cook at 350F for 10 minutes.

For the dressing, add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Assemble salads by adding greens, quinoa, chickpea bites, carrots, red pepper, avocado, and pumpkin seeds to a bowl and topping with tahini dressing.

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