Servings: 2

Prep time: 20 mins

Total time: 35 mins

Chickpea salad with orange miso dressing

This filling salad harnesses the delicious flavours of orange and miso; we’re confident you’ll end up making it over and over again!


snack, main meal, side dish, salad

vegan, vegetarian, oil free, refined sugar free, kid friendly, gluten free, nut free, soy free, party food, entertaining, picnic




  1. Place ½ cup quinoa and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). You will know that the quinoa is done when all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated. Wait for it to cool to add to the recipe.

  2. Combine the tomatoes, onions, quinoa, chickpeas and fresh coriander in a large bowl.

  3. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

  4. Pour the dressing into the larger bowl and toss all of the salad ingredients together.


  • ½ cup dry quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 4 spring onions, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups salt-free chickpeas cooked, or canned and rinsed

  • 3 tablespoons fresh coriander


  • Juice of 1 orange

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tsp white or yellow miso

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced

  • 1 tsp ginger, grated or minced

  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds


Include as much of the orange pulp as possible, as it adds extra flavour and is a great source of fibre!

Chef's tips


Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema

Dr Heleen Roex-Haitjema

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