• Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels Sprouts

    February 3, 2016

    Guys. Have you ever made a recipe that turns out a zillion times better than expected? Like, the first time you try it, your immediate response is something along the lines of: Damn, that’s good. And then you can’t stop eating it because it’s basically the best thing you’ve ever tasted? Well, that’s exactly what happened with this Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, so I am especially excited to share the recipe with you guys!


    Truthfully, this recipe just came together without much thought. I had a bunch of sauteed shredded Brussels sprouts that needed to be used up, so I threw them together with some chickpeas and crumbled feta, and then I whipped up an incredible sauce made with Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, lime juice, and garlic powder. And, voila, I had one of the most delicious chickpea salads I’ve ever tasted! I hope you guys love this dish as much as I do. Enjoy!

    Light & Creamy Chickpea Salad with Shredded Brussels SproutsIngredients:

    • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpea, drained and rinsed
    • 1 cup shredded Brussels sprouts (I used the pre-packaged ones from Trader Joe’s)
    • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil + 1 tbsp for sautéing
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
    • salt + pepper to taste



    1. Saute shredded Brussels sprouts in grapeseed oil (1 tbsp) until semi-soft and bright green.
    2. Make the dressing: Combine grapeseed oil (1/4 cup), Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, add chickpeas, sauteed Brussels sprouts, feta, and dressing. Combine well.
    4. Serve immediately (or refrigerate to serve cold).

    Makes 2-4 servings 

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    { 19 comments… read them below or add one }

    Olivia @CraveBalance January 28, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Yum this sounds good! Will have to give it a try(:


    Amy January 28, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Looks great! Love anything with chickpeas !


    RunEatRepeat January 29, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Two of my favorite foods ever!!!


    Lauren January 29, 2016 at 1:52 am

    I love this type of recipes! I can’t wait to make it.


    Tina DeNardo Rosengarth January 29, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Love your blog and this recipe looks so delicious. If I’m looking for another vegetable to substitute for the brussel sprouts, would you have any ideas? Thanks for any thoughts you may have:)


    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles January 29, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Giving this is a try! Thanks! Love chickpeas and brussels sprouts. And yes to nutritional yeast, a staple in my diet.


    Karien @ Running the Race January 29, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I must say that I’m not a huge chickpea fan – perhaps I’m not preparing it correctly? Hopefully your recipe will change my mind!


    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious January 29, 2016 at 6:01 am

    I saw this on Instagram last night and could not wait to see the recipe! This looks so good!


    Jessica y January 29, 2016 at 6:12 am

    What could I use as a replacement for nutritional yeast?


    Jill January 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

    @Jessica y:

    Nutritional yeast is often used a substitute for cheese, so if you eat cheese maybe you could just replace it with parm?


    Heidi Kokborg January 29, 2016 at 6:31 am

    This salad looks so good! I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂


    Heather@hungryforbalance January 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

    That DOES sound delicious! I’ve never tried those shave brussel sprouts before- I need to get some ASAP!


    Melissa @ melissakolbeck.com January 29, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Ooh! It’s crazy that a recipe that’s NOT chocolate can be that way haha! We are wanting to go a little more vegetarian in our house so this sounds perfect!


    Christine (Run Plant Based) January 29, 2016 at 8:48 am

    This looks delicious and very easy to veganize, thanks!


    Valerie @ Geaux Momma January 29, 2016 at 9:03 am

    This looks delicious! Do you think you could sub olive oil for the grapeseed oil?


    Tina January 29, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Yes, definitely!


    Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole January 29, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I’m not sure if I like chickpeas or not, but this looks so good I am going to have to to try it! 🙂


    Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday January 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I’m always looking for ways to eat nutritional yeast and this looks delicious!


    Erin @ Erin's Inside Job January 29, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This looks delicious and I have a whole bunch of nutritional yeast hiding in my pantry that I forgot about!


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