Zero oil flavorful salad which is a complete balanced meal on its own . This salad can be prepared ahead of time and perfect for office lunch, picnics and as a busy day meal.
Tahini is optional .
Sub Arugula with spring mix or your favorite leafy greens .
Sub tomatoes with chopped cucumber, celery, bell peppers, steamed broccoli , cauliflower or peas.
Use pasta of your choice or grains like quinoa / barley.
Use your choice of beans. Preferably home cooked but canned is fine too.
Sub almond milk with milk of your choice.
I have used Silk non dairy yogurt alternative – Plain almond yogurt. Use yogurt of your choice.
You may add a dash of hot sauce or chili flakes for some heat.
Skip mustard sauce if unavailable.
Any leftover dressing will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Pasta and chickpeas can be prepared up to 5 days ahead of time . Store it in the fridge until use.
This recipe serves 2 . But the quantities can be easily increased .