Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chickpea, Orange and Celery Salad

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I spent the past few days at my mom’s helping out while she had hip replacement surgery. Thankfully, she was discharged yesterday and is doing great! It’s amazing how fast you can be on your feet after that kind of procedure.

There’s no doubt I got the fight in me from her.

Anyway, while there I made some chili and this salad with what I could find in her pantry.

She had oranges and I, for whatever reason, have gotten out of the habit of buying them. I ate one and immediately fell in love all over again!

Chickpea, Orange and Celery SaladUsing them as my inspiration I found this recipe by Martha and decided to run with the idea of an orange-celery salad. My version doesn’t really represent the original as I don’t like olives and I had to depend on what I could find. Regardless, the result was FANTASTIC! I had to hold myself back from eating the entire batch. The combination of the sweet orange and crunchy celery was simply amazing and the chickpeas added a fabulous, filling meatiness.

Here’s what I did…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Whisk the oil, salt, onion, garlic, and parsley together and set aside.

Chickpea, Orange and Celery Salad - Dressing

Supreme the orange. Click here if you don’t know what that means — it’s a great tutorial!

Squeeze the orange “skeleton” over the oil mixture to add any remaining orange juice to the dressing. Whisk it in.

Toss the chickpeas, orange and celery with the dressing.

Finished Chickpea, Orange and Celery Salad

That’s it!

I ate a few bites right away but it was even better after it sat for a bit. I’m totally going to double, even triple this and bring to my next potluck. It’s just so fun and different!

Sorry for the photo quality. I only had my phone at Mom’s. On my phone it looked fabulous! On my computer? Not so much.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
3 1 Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
235 10g 5g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 1g 32g 5g

See other recipes using: celery, Chickpeas, olive oil, orange


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    Joshua Hampton

    January 9, 2015

    I'm glad to hear your mother is doing great. I love the salad recipe. It looks so vibrant.

    nancyabc

    January 10, 2015

    This looks really good and a salad I've never seen before. I do like olives and may add some. Also never heard of Supreme the Orange--going there next.

      nancyabc

      January 10, 2015

      OK I saw the Orange thing before on a cook show just never heard it called that-- you learn something new every day.

    Janie

    January 11, 2015

    Great recipe, made it this morning and had some for lunch. Made two changes; used one chopped up garlic clove and 2 tsp. dried Italian herbs. Loved it. Very refreshing, pretty and had some crunch with the chick peas. Will make again and also try with olives. Thanks for posting.

      roni

      January 12, 2015

      Awesome! I'm so glad you liked it. If I could have found mom's fresh garlic I would have used that too. I was actually surprised how goo the dried was though.