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Carrot, Beet and Chickpea Salad

A vibrant, earthy, herbaceous salad that's perfect for packed lunches, picnics and summer barbecues.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Serves 2 (can easily be doubled to serve 4)


This salad is great for picnics and packed lunches, as it will keep well in the fridge if made ahead of time (up to 6 hours.)

We use raw beets in the recipe, but you can use cooked beets instead if you prefer. Simply slice them into thin strips before adding them to the mix.


  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium red beet, grated
  • 1 15 oz. (425g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced/crushed
  • 3 tsp. mild mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the grated carrot, grated beet, chickpeas, parsley, dill and coriander in a salad or mixing bowl.
  2. In a small jar or jug, combine the lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and mustard. Whisk or stir until combined. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss well, until everything is evenly incorporated.
  3. Season with freshly ground pepper and serve.