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Spiced Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad

A fragrant baharat spiced summer chickpea salad. Perfect with grilled fish and vegetables.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern, Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 335kcal


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.


Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad Weight Watchers Points

There are 5 Freestyle SmartPoints in a serving of Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad.

Instant Pot Chickpeas Salad Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer Golden Crispy Fish.
Grilled Mackerel with Green Goddess Dressing.
Instant Pot Chicken Breast.


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