Pistachio Oil-Spiced Chickpea Salad

Pistachio Oil-Spiced Chickpea Salad

Discover a vibrant Indian-inspired Chickpea Salad, elevated by the nutty, luxurious flavour of Kaizer Pistachio Oil.

This recipe combines the hearty texture of chickpeas with bold Indian spices, creating a rich, aromatic dish. Healthful yet indulgent, this salad nourishes both body and taste, making it a delightful, balanced meal.

Let’s explore how Kaizer Pistachio Oil brings out the best in these simple ingredients.

Pistachio Oil-Spiced Chickpea Salad Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (rinsed and drained if using tinned)
  • 1/4 cup Kaizer American Pistachio Oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 small green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pistachios, chopped


  • Prepare the Spiced Oil: Heat the pistachio oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When they start to pop, reduce the heat and stir in the turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for about 30 seconds, then remove from heat. Let this spiced oil cool slightly.
  • Mix the Salad: In a large bowl, combine the cooked chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, carrot, and green chilli.
  • Dress the Salad: Pour the spiced pistachio oil over the chickpea mixture. Add lemon juice and salt to taste. Toss everything together until well coated.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle chopped coriander and toasted pistachios over the top just before serving.
  • Serve: This salad can be served chilled or at room temperature. It makes a great side dish or can be enjoyed as a light main course.
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