Chile-Spiced Chickpea Salad

This flavorful chickpea salad gets heat from sambal oelek, a ground chile paste. Carrots provide crunchy texture to contrast the chickpeas in this easy no-cook recipe.

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


  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

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

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

  • 1 sheet nori, torn

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Mix sambal oelek, sesame oil and vinegar in a medium bowl. Add chickpeas, carrots, scallions, nori and sesame seeds; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

272 Calories
5g Fat
41g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 5026IU 101%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 13mcg 3%
Vitamin K 30mcg 25%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 79mg 19%
Potassium 413mg 9%
Zinc 2mg 18%

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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