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Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Healthy apple broccoli salad with chickpeas, dried cherries, carrots, pecans and fresh herbs. Tossed together in a light honey dijon dressing to bring this salad together. Easy to make, great for lunch or parties and makes excellent leftovers!
Course Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword apple broccoli salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the salad:
  • 1 head broccoli, very finely chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups diced honeycrisp apples (from about 2 medium honeycrisp apples)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (or 1 cup matchstick cut carrots)
  • 1/3 cup diced green onion
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  • To garnish:
  • Extra cherries and pecans


  1. In a large bowl, add finely chopped broccoli, chickpeas, apples, carrots, green onion, dried cherries, pecans, and parsley. Set aside.
  2. Make the dressing by whisking together the following ingredients in a small bowl: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Immediately drizzle over salad and toss to combine. 
  3. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if necessary. Garnish with extra cherries and pecans and serve immediately or place in the fridge for later. Salad will keep well up to 5 days. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

If you are making this for a party, it most likely serves 6 rather than 4 people.

To make vegan: sub agave or maple syrup for the honey.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 173
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.2g30%
Saturated Fat 2.3g14%
Carbohydrates 54.7g18%
Fiber 13.7g57%
Sugar 19.5g22%
Protein 11g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.