Chickpeas Pomegranate Salad

As life gallops ahead, all we can do is move around with the pace. Alhamdulillah, life is getting back on to track and trying to look as good as it can! Rasha's exams started yesterday and she is literally not bothered. Being in grade 2, they do have quite a bit to finish but she is taking it as "bindaas" (carefree) as possible. In fact, she always feels that she knows everything and she can manage, however when the results come, she comes out with average grades. I am really not concerned about grades as long as she is getting the knowledge she needs to get and she grasps all the basics right. She is good at everything except spellings, and I have a hell of a time trying to make her write her spellings and learn! On top of that, we bought home 10 finches much to the delight of the kids and I have very conveniently assigned to HD the responsibility of taking care of them. Thankfully, they don't need much maintenance. Just getting used to their new surroundings, but the kids are super excited... :)

As I had promised in the Tuna Green Salad, I am trying to incorporate a soup and salad routine on Tuesdays and so far I have been very successful. One salad which has seen its turn every second week is this chickpea salad. Umma bought this idea along with her after she had stayed with my sister for more than two months. She couldn't stop praising how this salad tasted, especially when she is somebody who eats her salad just because she has to. Believe me, first time in my life, I saw how chickpeas could be finished off without any trace, so much so that I have seen faces wanting more once the portion gets over. Do try it out to know about it... :)

Chickpeas Pomegranate Salad
Serves 3
Recipe adapted from here


1 cup chickpeas, cooked till done and drained
1 pomegranate, seeds removed
1 small onion, chopped
1 cucumber, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
3 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately.


1. You can add a chopped apple and some walnuts for extra crunchiness.
2. You can skip the mayonnaise... the yogurt itself gives a nice flavor.

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