Chickpea Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Tangy buttermilk dressing and toasted walnuts complement chickpeas, lettuce, radish, and green beans in this refreshing salad.


  • 12 ounces green beans, ends trimmed

  • ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 4 radishes, trimmed, halved, and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and broken into small pieces

  • 1 Boston lettuce, leaves separated


  1. Boil green beans 1 minute; drain, and cut into 1-inch pieces. In a small bowl, mix buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large bowl, combine beans, chickpeas, radishes, and nuts; toss with half the dressing. Serve on lettuce, drizzled with remaining dressing.

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