Sprouted Chickpea Salad with Pesto Yoghurt Sauce

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Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, are a legume and contain high levels of phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that can make legumes hard to digest. Sprouting process will help neutralize or eliminate all of these problems, while enhancing the nutrient content.
Alive and full of nutrients, this simple sprouted chickpea salad with pesto yoghurt sauce is perfect balance of flavours and textures, and tastes SUPER. If you are not fond of the raw taste, steam sprouted chickpeas for 10 minutes or use canned one instead.

SaladPesto Yoghurt Dressing
  • 200 g Sprouted chickpeas
  • 100 g Blueberries
  • 150 g Grape tomatoes
  • 1 handful Arugula
  • 2 tbsp Red pesto
  • 150 g 1.8% Plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. To sprout the chickpeas, rinse and soak the chickpeas for 24 hours. This starts the sprouting process by waking them up with rehydration.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas thoroughly. Place them in a colander over a bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Set aside at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
  3. Rinse and drain the chickpeas once every 8-12 hours for 3-5 days, depending on how long you like your sprouted chickpeas. If you prefer your chickpeas cooked, steam them for ten minutes.
  4. Whisk the yogurt, pesto, lemon juice and zest together in a small bowl. Taste and season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently with the dressing until well combined.

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Dawn Yucuis 9/6/14 04:57

I love chickpeas! Your salad has great color and sounds delicious,

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 9/6/14 05:18

a beautiful and colourful salad, and very healthy too!

Bel | Ooh, Look... 9/6/14 05:54

I haven't tried sprouting chickpeas before, but now I want to give it a try. Thanks for the idea, and your salad looks great.

Nammi 9/6/14 06:11

yumm, need I say more. I envy anyone who can make a great salad

Elzbieta Hester 9/6/14 07:37

Not bad, Angie. I think I tried that some time ago, sprouting beans. Thanks for a delicious remainder. The salad looks quite satisfying!

ela h.
Gray Apron

Couscous & Consciousness 9/6/14 10:28

Yum. I've never tried sprouted chickpeas, but this salad looks delicious, so I think I need to give sprouting them a try. Beautiful colours and flavours.

Medeja 9/6/14 10:29

I never tried using sprouted chickpeas anywhere! This salad looks great! Yummy!

Anonymous 9/6/14 11:03

What a great tasty salad, Angie! I never sprouted chickpeas before! I will make this tasty salad soon! Yummm! I also love red pesto!

Esther Lau 9/6/14 11:06

Like to see the colours, so nice! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 9/6/14 11:11

Very healthy and tasty! A great salad idea.



inês do crasto 9/6/14 12:03

Wow, simple and delicious! I love chickpea and pesto, sounds about great :)
Have a nice week!

Beth 9/6/14 13:11

I do like chickpeas, but haven't tried sprouted chickpeas yet. This salad sounds great.

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 9/6/14 13:46

I love everything about this recipe but especially the pesto yogurt dressing - looks wonderful!

Alida 9/6/14 14:12

A nice way to enjoy salad. I love the addition of yogurt and pesto. Nice creamy combination. Tasty a refreshing Angie.

Jeanette 9/6/14 14:27

I love the idea of sprouting chickpeas for easier digestion. What is red pesto? I've made pesto using sundried tomatoes and red peppers, but not sure if these are what you mean. Thanks for another great recipe Angie!

Shashi Charles 9/6/14 14:56

Chick peas with blueberries in this tangy lemon dressing has me so intrigued! Such a delighful blend of flavors!
I have a question - do you use dry chickpeas or canned ones for sprouting?

Ann Low 9/6/14 15:57

Thumbs up for this lovely and healthy salad! Would definitely love to try chick peas salad.
Thanks for sharing, Angie :)

Sue/the view from great island 9/6/14 16:14

What an interesting salad! I actually sprouted chick peas accidentally the other day when I had some soaking for another recipe, I'll definitely try this!

Muna Kenny 9/6/14 16:38

What a yummy looking salad! I love the colors, perfect for summer. I'm not creative when it comes to salads, so I really appreciate healthy and tasty salads a lot :) ... Thanks for sharing Angie!

Mijú 9/6/14 16:53

Una delicia los garbanzos germinados.
Un saludito

Pam 9/6/14 17:09

It looks delicious!

Ashley 9/6/14 17:16

I've never tried sprouting chickpeas! This looks fantastic with the blueberries and that pesto yogurt dressing!

Angie Schneider 9/6/14 17:39

@Shashi CharlesDried chickpeas. The canned ones have already been cooked and will not sprout.

Ivy 9/6/14 17:47

Wow, very interesting. Never heard of sprouted chickpeas before. Thanks for letting me know about the error in commenting. If you are referring to my last post with veal and eggplant puree, I don't know if you tried again but the comment is there and thanks :)

Veronica Ng 9/6/14 18:15

I love chickpeas, whether in my salad or my curry. However this is the first time I came across sprouted chickpeas. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and healthy salad.

Sweet Posy Dreams 9/6/14 18:32

Like some of the other commenters, I like chickpeas but have never had the sprouted ones. The salad looks fab. Will be trying this as the weather warms up!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 9/6/14 18:34

You will become the sprouting queen Angie. Great salad and I have to say the blueberries surprised me here. I tried to sprout split red lentils, no go. I guess they have to be whole.

Jessica Hylton 9/6/14 18:39

This salad looks delicious Angie! I love how creamy it is and the pesto is a great addition.

Mary 9/6/14 19:19

I'm just learning about soaking beans and grains to make them more digestible so this is a perfect post - thanks for a great recipe

Lady Lilith 9/6/14 19:30

Looks good. I like chickpeas.

Kelly 9/6/14 19:31

I love this sprouted chickpea salad Angie! It sounds delicious with the arugula, blueberries and tomatoes and with that creamy pesto dressing? Wow, so many awesome flavors in here - love this:)

Cheri Savory Spoon 9/6/14 19:39

What a wonderful salad Angie, love chickpeas. Your site is my go to for all beautiful dishes like this, love it.

Veena Theagarajan 9/6/14 19:42

so tempting love to have that bowl now

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 9/6/14 19:43

What a colorful salad. I would have never thought of using chickpeas and blueberries together and by golly it looks like a great idea.

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 9/6/14 20:56

Totally loving this pesto you have here! Just reminds me of Summer!

Pamela 9/6/14 22:17

Hi Angie! I loved this sprouts and the salad. I'm very fond of sprouting at home, but I never tried with chick peas, thnks to you now I know they will work. Big hug

GG 9/6/14 22:57

I have to try this it looks delicious. GG

Jasna Varcakovic 10/6/14 00:06

Blueberries in a savoury salad? Mmmm, should be good for tastebuds!

Monica 10/6/14 02:36

I've never had sprouted chickpeas and would love to. Love a salad like this, with those blueberries!

Rebecca Subbiah 10/6/14 04:36

looks great I have never tried sprouted chickpeas

Terra 10/6/14 05:35

I still haven't spouted anything. You keep sharing fantastic recipes, guess it is time to make one of your delicious recipes! Yum, Hugs, Terra

Cass @foodmyfriend 10/6/14 08:34

Are we talking canned chickpeas? Or ones that you pre cooked? This looks so yummy. I usually love eating mung beans the same way :D

Katerina 10/6/14 09:34

That pesto yogurt sauce looks very refreshing and appetizing!

Angie Schneider 10/6/14 11:46

@Cass @foodmyfriend I used raw sprouted chickpeas for this salad. But if you don't like raw taste, you can steam sprouted chickpeas for 10 minutes before using in the salad or simply replace them with the canned ones.

Emma @ Fork and Good 10/6/14 14:35

Such a colourful and fantastic idea for a salad. I've never tried sprouting chickpeas before but I think you've inspired me to give it a go!

Kitchen Belleicious 10/6/14 14:55

i love that pesto yoghurt sauce! It looks like the perfect addition to this salad and any other dish for that matter. Love it

Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook 10/6/14 16:28

I've never tried raw sprouted chick peas, though I love them cooked. I will have to give this a try, because it does look really good!

Liz Berg 10/6/14 16:50

What a delightful combination of ingredients! And perfectly dressed :)

kitchen flavours 10/6/14 17:24

Hi Angie,
This is such a beautiful and healthy salad! I love eating chickpeas but have never tried sprouted ones before!

Mary Frances 10/6/14 17:38

I've never had sprouted chickpeas before. I'll have to give them a try.

Finla 10/6/14 18:00

I have just kept fenugreek for sprouting for using for salades and with cream cheese, love this idea with chick peas. Looks so yumm.

fimère .b 10/6/14 22:36

très original une salade délicieuse bravo
bonne soirée

Elisabeth Pregadio 10/6/14 23:43

Sprouting chickpeas?...well, that's a new one for me. Love chickpeas in soup, and especially salads. This salad really must taste good with the yoghurt, and mixed berries...but I don't trust that sharp (two thong fork) for eating with it.With my luck, I would stab myself in the mouth, LOL

Anonymous 11/6/14 01:34

Mmm this sounds delicious!! I loove chickpeas!

grace 11/6/14 02:46

i've never eaten sprouted chickpeas but i'm sure i'd like them. the dressing on this is terrific!

Amy (Savory Moments) 11/6/14 02:59

This salad looks great, Angie! I've started sprouting more of my beans/legumes lately, but haven't tried it with chickpeas yet.

Jeannie Tay 11/6/14 03:27

I didn't know you can eat chickpeas raw or even try sprouting them! Maybe I would give them a try the next time I have some on hand. Looks colorful and refreshing!

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 11/6/14 03:48

What a refreshing salad! Love blueberries and grape tomatoes! Perfect for the summer!

Gloria Baker 11/6/14 05:59

I love chickpeas Angie and this salad look delicious!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 11/6/14 06:46

Never knew this about chickpeas! Love this salad though. Pesto and blueberries is surely a winning combination!

Joanne 11/6/14 13:22

I love that refreshing dressing on this salad!!

Lite Home Bake 11/6/14 13:38

Seeing you sprouting these beans reminds me of the green beans that i sprouted for science subject way back in primary school, which was also the only time i tried sprouting :)) Your sprouted beans salad looks so cute and the contrasting colors make it look very pretty!

Anonymous 11/6/14 13:49

I haven't tried this method for sprouting. Seems so easy and all you need is a colander! Why not! Now, what is red pesto? I haven't heard of it. Is that from sun-dried tomatoes?

Susan 11/6/14 16:18

I am a hummus nut, but never knew you could sprout them! This salad is going into my recipe file for a summer day when it's too hot to turn the oven on:-D

Juliana 11/6/14 19:38

Angie, I have not sprouted any grain for so long...thanks for the reminder. The sprouted chickpeas salad looks fabulous, I love the yogurt dressing...yum!
Have a great week :D

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 11/6/14 19:54

I've been wanting to try sprouting other things but never would have thought of chickpeas! I love the idea and your salad looks delicious, Angie.

Cailee Joy 12/6/14 01:43

This looks amazing!! So fresh and healthy!! YUM! :)

Cathleen 12/6/14 04:25

I used to eat chickpeas all the time when I was a vegetarian. I don't know what happened...thanks for the reminder :)

wok with ray 12/6/14 07:37

Refreshing and healthy salad. I love the blue berries and grape tomatoes in it.

Gourmet Getaways 12/6/14 07:56

Pesto yoghurt sounds really good! I will try this and finish this all for me, lol.

Gourmet Getaways

lenia 12/6/14 12:24

A lovely, healthy and delicious salad!What's more to ask?

Christine Ho 12/6/14 13:29

Love chickpeas very much. Although sprouting chickpeas takes some time and effort, it's worth it.
Your salad looks so refreshing, Angie.

Vicki Bensinger 12/6/14 15:32

What a great recipe Angie. I love the tip on sprouting the chick peas for better digestion. I wasn't aware of that. What is red pesto?

Erica 12/6/14 16:57

Delicious salad recipe and great tips, Angie!I love chickpeas!

Regina @ LeelaLicious 12/6/14 17:54

Loving all the sprouting going on here :D This salad looks like a perfect summer meal.

Monet 12/6/14 20:28

Gorgeous salad Angie! I love sprouting beans (and nuts!) I can't wait to try this.

Kathy 13/6/14 02:07

I’ve never seen sprouted chickpeas…I'll have to look for them! Your salad looks and sounds delicious, Angie!

Velva 13/6/14 03:04

I enjoy tossing garbanzo beans in my salads. I love this healthy bean. I use it all the time.

Great salad.


Barbara 13/6/14 14:28

What an amazing looking salad, Angie! Love the pesto dressing.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com 13/6/14 14:45

Angie, I love chickpeas, but I've never srouted them. In fact, I've never heard of anyone sprouting them. Must try it!

Tammy 13/6/14 17:37

Mmmm what a delicious and colorful dish, Angie! This salad looks so fresh and light...perfect for the warm evenings :)


Reeni Pisano 14/6/14 03:00

I love sprouted chickpeas Angie! I get so impatient waiting for them to sprout. This salad is a wonderful showcase for them! Have a wonderful weekend!

Simi J 14/6/14 05:48

Love the colors, awesome for this time of the year

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 14/6/14 06:44

That pesto yogurt sauce already sounds divine :)

tigerfish 17/6/14 03:29

I was thinking that there must be a raw taste to the sprouted chickpeas but thanks for the tips on steaming them.

mjskit 18/6/14 03:23

Just the other day I was wondering if sprouted chickpeas could be used in a dish and here it is! This is a gorgeous salad and like you said - extremely good you! I have a question however - what is red pesto?

My Little Space 20/6/14 02:24

Pesto yogurt sounds marvelous. I should give it ago too. My kids loves salad with anything sourish.


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