Salad Recipe: Crispy Chickpeas with Winter Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of the Local Inland Northwest Cooperative.

Enjoying seasonal produce is a cinch with this recipe that combines freshly grated carrots, Chioggia beets, winter kale, and nutty pedrosillano garbanzo beans from the Palouse region.


  • 1 cup dried pedrosillano garbanzo beans from PNW Co-op, soaked overnight
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper



  • ½  cup plain yogurt
  • ½  lemon, squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic from Channing Farm, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Salad recipe ingredients: Chioggia beets from Ronnigers Organics (left) and carrots from Full Bushel Farm. // Photos: Local Inland Northwest Cooperative, LINC Foods.


  1. Simmer the garbanzo beans for roughly three hours until soft. Remove the liquid and place on a baking sheet with olive oil and bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Strip the kale leaves from the stem and slice the leaves thinly. Place in a salad bowl, sprinkle with salt, and massage 10 times.
  3. Grate the beet and carrot. Add to the kale, drizzle with olive oil, and mix together.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
  5. Top the salad with garbanzo beans and drizzle with dressing and feast with the seasons! (Courtesy of the Local Inland Northwest Cooperative.

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Crispy Chickpeas with Winter Vegetables, in bowls
Salad made with crispy chickpeas and winter Vvegetables. // Photos: Local Inland Northwest Cooperative, LINC Foods.

Learn more about LINC Foods in this story from our June 2020 print issue.

Find more recipes in the OTO archives.

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