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… πŸ™‚


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. I had to pester my sister to share the source of the recipe. 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… πŸ™‚



4 from 1 vote

Chickpeas Pomegranate Salad

Course Salads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 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.


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

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  1. wow delicious! This sure looks like a cooling salad for one of those hot summer days to come πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi… πŸ™‚

  2. beautiful aromatic flavours:) Tasty and lip-smacking πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Shweta… πŸ™‚

  3. i might skip the mayonaisse and have it just yogurt, looks very colorful rafee!! Kids must be all excited with a new pet, right? Post a pic na, we too will enjoy seeing your finches!!!

    1. Oh yes, the kids are very excited… they are continuously near the cage! Will surely post a pic… Thanks a lot dear…

  4. Very nice salad dear..adding pomegranate makes it so colorful ….I love chickpeas so I'm going to try this soon

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

    1. Thanks a lot Febi…

  5. This salad looks delicious. Very nice πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ritu… πŸ™‚

  6. Delicious and healthy salad…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Remya… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Ree…

  7. Love to have chickpeas in salads..ll try this soon:)

    1. Thank you so much Rani… πŸ™‚

  8. Sounds healthy and yummy !

    1. Thanks a lot Prathibha…

  9. colorful.. love the dressing. Gonna try this soon ..InshaAllah!

    1. It's simple and straightforward… thanks a lot Hasna…

  10. Very creative n Nice combination of Ings in salad..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  11. delicious and healthy salad……..

    1. Thanks a lot Femi…

  12. yummy delicious looking salad

    1. Thanks a lot Kalpana…

  13. Healthy and colorful salad…

    1. Thanks a lot Revathi…

  14. Looks absolutely lovely! I want to dig in!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  15. Wow, the salad really looks great πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Gauri… πŸ™‚

  16. Easy to make healthy salad. Appetizing salad unlike the other leafy salads Rafee. Perfectly made, i can happily have this at any time.

    1. Yes, Eliza… truly appetizing! Thank you so much dear….

  17. 4 stars
    Looks very delicious!!!
    Felt like trying it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Samyuktha…

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