You will love the textures and flavors of this simple and healthy chickpea salad. It's made with chickpeas, apple, avocado, dried cranberries, pecans, red onion, feta cheese, and tossed in a light apple cider dressing. It's perfect for an easy fall lunch or dinner.
For the salad:
15ounceschickpeasrinsed and drained
1large applechopped (I like Honeycrisp)
2tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
1/4cupchopped red onion
1/4cupchopped pecans or walnuts
1/4cupcrumbled feta cheese or goat cheeseoptional
For the dressing:
1tablespoonapple cider vinegar
2teaspoonspure maple syrup
Kosher salt and black pepperto taste
In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, apple, avocado, lemon juice, red onion, nuts, cranberries, and cheese, if using.
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad and gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.
If you need the salad to be vegan, you can omit the cheese.