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Chickpea Waldorf Salad

Chickpea waldorf salad

A Waldorf salad is a salad traditionally made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts, tossed with mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or a light meal. The addition of chickpeas, tart cranberries, and a seasoned mayonnaise make it even more delectable. Contributed by Jennifer Strohmeyer, from Virtually Vegan Mama.

Serves: 6 to 8

  • 2 cups Red Delicious apples, chopped
  • 2 cups Bartlett pear, chopped
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup red grapes, halved
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise (or Cashew Cream)
  • ¼ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 2 tablespoon tarragon wine vinegar
  • Sea Salt (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Ground nutmeg (optional)

Combine apples, pears, celery, walnuts, cranberries and grapes in a large serving bowl, set aside.

Combine mayonnaise, tarragon wine vinegar, dijon mustard, and tarragon leaves in a medium bowl; mix well. Toss with apple mixture and season with sea salt(optional) and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Chill before serving. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg (optional) right before serving for a fall twist. Serve on top of fresh salad greens or on rolls.

waldorf salad2 jennifer strohmeyer


Nutrition Information:
Per Serving: 239 calories; 14.6g fat; 180.7mg sodium; 231.3mg potassium; 25.2g carbs; 4.3g fiber; 8.3g sugar; 3.2g protein

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  • Reply
    Cara O'Sullivan
    November 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This looks so yummy! My husband dislikes tarragon–what would you suggest I use instead? Would basil work? Thanks!

    • Reply
      November 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Absolutely! Use whatever herbs and seasonings you’d like. Enjoy!

  • Reply
    December 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious. I am so glad I found your site, I am really enjoying the recipes you post. Thank you so very much.

    Newbie Veggie/Vegan

  • Reply
    Prescilla Ashcraft
    April 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you for sharing of all this healthy food

    • Reply
      April 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      My pleasure!

  • Reply
    April 16, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Can we add anything else other than chickpea?

    • Reply
      April 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      You can use another type of bean that you prefer, or chunks of baked tofu, or steamed green peas. It’s all good!

  • Reply
    November 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I love this salad!

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