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Barbecue Chickpea Salad, as prepared and in a white bowl
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Serving Size:
1 cup

Barbecue Chickpea Salad


Not a salad fan? Maybe that's because you haven't tried this salad yet!



  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce (your choice)
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can corn, drained
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup green onion, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Romaine lettuce (to line salad bowls)
  • Salad dressing, your choice


In a skillet, combine the chickpeas and barbecue sauce over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, corn, carrots, onions and cilantro. Place a layer of romaine lettuce in bowls and top with chickpeas and your favorite ranch-style dressing, if desired.

Dietary and Nutrition


 Pulses are high in protein and fiber compared to other vegetables, which creates a longer feeling of fullness or satiation. Additionally, they are moderate in calories and low in fat.

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A Pocket Guide to Preparing Pulse Foods (FN2068 November 2022)

Pulses are a type of legume, which are seeds that grow in their pods. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses, including dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas.

On the Pulse of Healthful Eating Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet (FN1714, Reviewed March 2024)

Pulses are a type of legume characterized by seeds that grow in pods. These ancient crops have been used in worldwide cuisine for thousands of years. Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas.