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Gluten Free Chickpea And Tofu Salad

Chaat Masala -

Gluten Free Chickpea And Tofu Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Note: All ingredients in blue is available at


For Salad Dressing

 Ingredients Quantity
ALCO Chaat Masala 1 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Black pepper 1/4 tsp
Sugar 2 tsp
Fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup
Fresh orange juice 2 tbsp.
Roasted sesame seeds 1/4 cup
Olive oil 1/4 cup
Nutritional yeast 2 tbsp.
Ginger (finely shredded) 1 tbsp.


 Ingredients Quantity
Firm tofu 6 oz
Salt 1/4 tsp
Black pepper 1/4 tsp
Ginger (finely shredded) 1 tbsp.
Lemon juice 2 tsp


 Ingredients Quantity
Chickpea 15 oz can
Oil 1 tbsp.
Salt 1/4 tsp
Black pepper 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Ginger juice 1 tsp

Other Salad Ingredients

 Ingredients Quantity
Romaine lettuce (roughly chopped) 1 cup
Spinach leaves (roughly chopped) 1/2 cup
Cucumber (cut into bite size) 1/4 cup
Pear (cut into bite size pieces) 1/4 cup
Orange (peeled and cut into bite size pieces) 1/2
Cherry tomato (cut into half) 8
Asian cucumber (thinly sliced long ways) 1


For Dressing:

  1. Blend all the salad dressing ingredients together, lemon juice, roasted sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, olive oil, ALCO Chaat Masala, salt, black pepper, sugar, ginger, orange juice. Dressing should be pourable consistency. Keep aside.
  2. Tofu: drained the water and pat dry the tofu, cut the tofu in about ½ inch cubes. Grill the tofu over medium heat. lightly oil the pan and spread the tofu pieces, grill the tofu from both sides until they are light brown. It will take about 3 minutes.
  3. Drizzle, lemon juice over tofu, salt and black pepper turn them lightly. Turn of the heat and take them out in a bowl.

Prepare chickpeas:

  1. Drain the water and wash the chickpea. Sauté the chickpeas over medium heat, add oil, oil should be moderately hot add chickpeas, drizzle salt, black pepper, lemon juice and ginger.
  2. Stir them together for about 2 minutes.
  3. Chickpeas will have a nice flavor.

Assembling the salad:

  1. Use the bowl you will serve the salad, spread lettuce, spinach leaves (remove the stems from spinach), add cucumber, pair cut, orange and tomatoes.
  2. Next drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing and toss them together. Add about 1/3 cup of chickpeas and 1/3 cup of grilled tofu on one side I am also putting few slices of cucumber, to dress it up.
  3. Now again drizzle about 2 tablespoons of dressing. salad is ready to serve.
  4. For this recipe use the chickpea, tofu, vegetables, and fruits quantity of your choice.

- Recipe By Manjulaskitchen