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Irma Jennings - INHC - Holistic Bone Coach

Apple Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Enjoy a healthy apple broccoli salad with chickpeas, dried cranberries or raisins, pecans or walnuts, and a delightful avocado vinaigrette. This versatile dish works wonderfully as a lunch or a side salad and keeps well in the refrigerator for several days, making it perfect for leftovers. For easier digestion, I prefer to blanch the broccoli, but it can also be enjoyed raw. An added benefit is the protein from the chickpeas. Simply toss all the ingredients together in a bowl to create this delicious salad.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 316 kcal


  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 shredder
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 blender optional (if using avocado)
  • 1 medium pot optional (if blanching the broccoli)



  • 1 head broccoli blanched and chopped
  • 1 cup apples diced
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1 can chickpeas 15 oz rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup scallions diced
  • 1/3 cup cranberries or raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 avocado optional for creamy dressing
  • 1 dash salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper  to taste


  •  In a large bowl, add the chopped broccoli, chickpeas, apples, carrots, green onions, cranberries, and pecans.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  • If using the avocado to make a creamy dressing, place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.


The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based on ingredients and products used.


oxalates: 30mgCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 8gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 99mgPotassium: 762mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3384IUVitamin C: 146mgVitamin E: 4mgVitamin K: 184µgCalcium: 107mgIron: 2mgMagnesium: 67mgPhosphorus: 178mgSelenium: 5µgZinc: 1mg
Keyword apples, broccoli, chickpeas, salad
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