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This Sesame Cabbage Salad is layered with shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, cilantro, crispy chickpeas and a creamy sesame dressing.

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This salad is super crunchy, perfectly tart and a little zesty. The mixture of roasted chickpeas with the shredded veggies is everything you could want in a salad. This is the perfect healthy lunch or light dinner!

How to Make the Dressing

I LOVE this dressing. It is creamy & tart, but has a good kick of flavor from the sesame oil. You will want to put it on everything. Here’s what you’ll need:

I like my dressings super tart, so I add the full amount of vinegar. But you can add to taste. This recipe makes more dressing than you will need for the salad. You can store the leftover dressing in the fridge for up to a week.

This Sesame Cabbage Salad is layered with shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, cilantro, crispy chickpeas and a creamy sesame dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #cabbagerecipes #chickpearecipes
This Sesame Cabbage Salad is layered with shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, cilantro, crispy chickpeas and a creamy sesame dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #cabbagerecipes #chickpearecipes

Let’s Talk Chickpeas

Because this salad wasn’t already crunchy enough, I decided to add some roasted chickpeas to the mix. A can of chickpeas is drained and rinsed, then tossed with oil, turmeric, ginger powder, chili powder, salt & pepper.

The chickpeas are baked in the oven for 20 minutes, or until crispy. You can let them cool before adding them to the salad or add them straight out of the oven.

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Assemble

To assemble the salad, layer shredded green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, green onion and cilantro in a large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat and then top with the crispy chickpeas.

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This is best served right away so the veggies don’t get soggy. If you’re not planning to eat this all at once, I would toss the veggies and just add the dressing to each portion as you eat.

You can store the veggies/chickpeas in individual containers in the fridge for lunch on the go.

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Did you Make this Recipe?

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Sesame Cabbage Salad

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This Sesame Cabbage Salad is layered with shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, cilantro, crispy chickpeas and a creamy sesame dressing.
5 from 3 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

FOR THE CHICKPEAS

FOR THE SALAD

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Add all of the chickpea ingredients to a baking sheet and toss to coat evenly. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl and add dressing to taste – I only used about half of the dressing and stored the rest in the fridge. Top with the crispy chickpeas and serve.

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Notes

The dressing makes more than you need for this salad. Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to one week. 
This is best served right away. If you don’t plan on eating it all at once, I would keep the dressing separate and add it as you eat it. 
Calories: 498kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 36g
Cuisine: asian
Course: lunch, Main Course
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This Sesame Cabbage Salad is layered with shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, cilantro, crispy chickpeas and a creamy sesame dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com #thissavoryvegan #cabbagerecipes #chickpearecipes