Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book
single

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR Newsletter

Food Monster - Recipes

Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

LIKE OGP ON FACEBOOK :
If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

Do you think that salad is boring? Well, how about adding some crunch and extra flavor? Today I’m bringing you a very special and delicious pear salad recipe that has two creative tweaks – crispy chickpea croutons and lemon-mustard vinaigrette dressing. It’s fresh, healthy and filling at the same time!


Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Calories

305

Serves

4

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 2 1/2 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 small pear (or a half of a big pear)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/4 of a small red onion, thinly sliced

For the Chickpea Croutons:

  • 1 cup of cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • A big pinch of sea salt and black pepper

For the Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon cold-pressed olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • A pinch of sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

Preparation

  1. Let’s start with making the chickpea croutons. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the chickpeas on a kitchen towel (or a paper towel) and gently rub them, until they’re dry (don’t skip this step as it’s very important to get the chickpeas super crisp!). Discard any loose skins.
  2. Put the chickpeas in a bowl, add olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss the chickpeas in the spices until they’re well coated. Then spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with a baking paper. Roast the chickpeas in the oven until crisp and golden for about 30 minutes. When they’re done, let the chickpeas cool in the room temperature (they’ll crisp up even more).
  3. While the chickpeas are baking, prepare the lemon-mustard vinaigrette dressing. Mix all dressing’s ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
  4. Now it’s time to set up the salad. Put the spinach in a large bowl. Quarter the pear and remove the core. Thinly slice the pear and put in on the spinach. Half the avocado, remove the seed and peel each half. Put in on a cutting board and make thin cuts. Fan out each half of avocado and put in on the salad (or just spread the slices on the salad). Thinly slice the red onion and add the salad. Sprinkle the salad with walnuts and cranberries.
  5. Finally, add the cooled chickpea croutons and drizzle the salad with the lemon-mustard vinaigrette.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 305 | Carbs: 27 g | Fat: 21 g | Protein: 6 g | Sodium: 83 mg | Sugar: 10 g

EXPLORE MORE RECIPES WITH THESE INGREDIENTS:


 

AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


photo

I’m a vegan food lover, blogger, recipe developer and a food photographer from Latvia. My health journey started 6 years ago when I went vegan overnight. I used to be a compulsive binge eater who was always looking for drastic ways to lose weight. But veganism changed my unhealthy relationship with food and taught me how to love my body. Right now I’m spreading the inspiration to help other people go vegan and live healthy.


 

 

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Quick Rise Garlic Breads [Vegan]

Quick Rise Vegan Garlic Breads [Vegan]

Sourdough Pretzels [Vegan]

How to Make Vegan Versions of Your Favorite Brand Name Foods

Spicy Tortilla Veggie Soup [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Tortilla Soup

Olive Oil and Vanilla Ice Cream With Caramel Sauce [Vegan]

Olive Oil Ice Cream & Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream With Caramel

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “Pear Salad With Crispy Chickpea Croutons [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

Click to add comment


Subscribe to our Newsletter




Follow us on


Do Not Show This Again

×

Submit to OneGreenPlanet


Terms & Conditions ×
  GET FOOD MONSTER APPX