Broccoli, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad


Simple steps give this broccoli salad recipe a more nuanced flavor: soaking the onion tempers its bite and toasting the cumin enhances its aroma. Serve alongside grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • cup whole-milk plain yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 cups bite-size broccoli florets (about 8 ounces)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds


  1. Soak onion in a small bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, toast cumin in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add yogurt, tahini, oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; whisk until smooth. Add broccoli, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds and the onion and toss to combine. Let stand 10 minutes. Season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss again.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
9g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 1439IU 29%
Vitamin C 47mg 52%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 39mg 9%
Potassium 369mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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