Chickpea & red onion salad with black sesame recipe | Waitrose

This tasty salad is so easy to make, and the toasted black sesame
seeds add a lovely crunch


1 of your 5 a day

Low in saturated fat

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 10


1 tbsp olive oil 

3 red onions, thinly sliced 

2 x 400g cans essential Waitrose Chick Peas, drained and rinsed

1 cucumber peeled, deseeded and sliced

50g baby spinach leaves, chopped 

25g pack fresh mint

2 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Black Sesame Seeds, toasted (see Cook's tip)

For the dressing 

100g natural yogurt 

2 cloves garlic, crushed 

Juice 1/2 lemon 

2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped


1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently cook the onion for 10 minutes until softened and golden. Leave to cool.

2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Stir together the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and chopped chilli.

3. Gently toss the cooled onion, chick peas, cucumber and spinach leaves together then pour over the dressing and toss gently to coat. Chill until ready to serve.

4. Tip the salad onto a large serving plate, scatter with the mint leaves and black sesame seeds and serve.