Mango Chickpea Salad

Ramadan Kareem!

The holy month of Ramadan has graced us once again, and I pray that our fasts and prayers are accepted, and we leave the month renewed in faith and spirituality!

I had originally planned to post a recipe for every day of the month, but life got the best of me and I wasn’t able to prepare 30 days worth of recipes for the blog. I will however be posting family favorites regularly throughout the month, and I hope that you are able to take some inspiration from them 🙂

Recently I stopped by to pick up a few essential items from a local Indian grocer, and I stumbled upon freshly arrived mangoes! Now if you’re desi (person of South Asian descent), I’m sure you can imagine my excitement. If you’re not desi, let me explain: we live for mangoes. It’s in our DNA. The love for them courses through our blood.

We went through most of them as is, but I got creative with a few. Some were blitzed into milkshakes, and a few were chopped up and tossed into this delicious Mango Chickpea Salad (recipe from Green Evi). It’s amazing on its own, and would also pair well with a grilled protein as a main entrée.

 

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Mango Chickpea Salad

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (one 14-ounce can) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green chili, seeded and diced small
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Handful cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and toss to combine.

Refrigerate leftovers.

 

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9 responses

  1. Ramadan Mubarak, Henna!
    Hope your fast is going well in sha Allah.
    I’m staying inside today… It’s hot in Denver!
    Staying cool, alhamdulillah.
    I must be the only desi who isn’t completely cuckoo over mangoes! I do like them a lot, but I’m not like some, like my sister, she’s crazy for them!
    I love this mango salad… Did you try putting chaat masala? I know you must’ve thought it 😉
    I know this is great, I make a salsa for fish and chicken with similar stuff minus the chickpeas.

    This will be great for iftar too.
    Wishing you a wonderful Ramadan, may your good deeds and fasts be accepted, and the blessings of this month comfort you and your family.

    Nazneen xx

    • Ramadan Mubarak to you too Nazneen! Alhumdullilah fasting is going well (better than expected, actually). I’ve been out of the blogging scene for a bit; just been caught up with things at home and with the kids. I’m hoping to get into a better routine this Ramadan iA 🙂 I’ve missed you girlfriend!

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