Cranberry-Walnut Chickpea Salad


We swap chickpeas in for chicken to create a satisfying vegetarian main that's perfect for lunch. Cranberries add a sweet-tart flavor, while toasted walnuts and celery provide crunch. Serve over leafy greens or use as a sandwich filling.

a recipe photo of the Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad served in a bowl
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ¼ cup low-fat plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)


  1. Mix yogurt, onion, lemon juice and salt in a medium bowl. Add chickpeas, celery, cranberries and walnuts; toss to coat.


For the best flavor, toast nuts before using in a recipe. To toast chopped nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
12g Fat
55g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Vitamin A 157IU 3%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 24mcg 6%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Sodium 361mg 16%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 95mg 23%
Potassium 520mg 11%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Omega 3 1g

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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