Spiced Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad
A fragrant baharat spiced summer chickpea salad. Perfect with grilled fish and vegetables.
Baharat Spiced Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp baharat spice blend I used Bart's
- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes optional
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Chickpeas Salad Ingredients:
- 3 cups (500 g) chickpeas cooked in the Instant Pot and drained
- 8 radishes chopped
- 12 cherry tomatoes quartered
- 2 red bell pepper deseeded and chopped
- 1 handful mint leaves chopped
- 1 handful coriander (cilantro) chopped
How To Cook Instant Pot Chickpeas:
Place the chickpeas and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt inside the Instant Pot insert. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch.
Put the lid on the Instant Pot, lock, and set the value to sealing (not venting) position. Set to manual pressure / high pressure for 35 - 40 minutes, depending on how old your chickpeas are. Note that you will need to cook older chickpeas longer to reach the desired softness. I recommend cooking for 35 minute the first time to see how they turn out, then adjusting as needed the next time.
When cook time is finished, allow for a full natural pressure release. Remove chickpeas from the Instant Pot and drain.
Baharat Sauce Instructions:
Mix together all of the dressing ingredients, except the cumin seeds.
Heat a frying pan on medium heat, add in the cumin seeds and toast them until fragrant.
Add in the baharat mix and stir for approximately 1 min, then remove from the heat. Try not to have a foodgasm at this moment as this smells soooooooo good.
Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad Instructions:
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad and pour on the baharat sauce. Mix till everything is well coated in the sauce.
Chill the salad in the fridge for a few hours to allow the flavours to really meld together.
Remove chickpeas salad from fridge, stir again and then serve.
Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 55.2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.7mg