Red Cabbage and Chick Pea Salad with Lemony Honey Ginger dressing with Turmeric

Homemade,easy salad dressing loaded with healthy ingredients for a no fuss, scrumptious salad.

Homemade healthy salad dressing, all natural for a Cabbage and Chickpea salad
Red Cabbage and Chickpea Salad with Lemony Honey Ginger Dressing with Turmeric

First full week of spring! I love the spring season for it’s beautiful weather, flowers…and also for the warning it gives me that summer is coming…time to shed the winter fat.

Easier said than done of course! I love all kinds of food so it is very hard for me to shed the extra pounds. So for some of the meals, I try to come up with salads that will satisfy the foodie in me. They have to be tangy, sweet and sour and of course, the crunch. In true Indfused style, the salads are healthy, filling and scrumptious.

This Red Cabbage and Chick Pea Salad with Lemony Honey Ginger dressing with Turmeric is no exception.

The dressing is all natural, homemade, low fat and is tangy, sweet and sour. I added turmeric for its health benefits and chaat masala for that unique tang! Plus it has spices that are gut friendly too.

Speaking of gut, I need all the help I can get. My main problem area is my tummy. So I am happy when I like salads that I actually look forward to eating. This salad proved to be one of them and the dressing was so yummy and healthy that I served some extra on the side too.

Homemade healthy salad dressing, all natural for a Cabbage and Chickpea salad

Red Cabbage and Chick Pea Salad with Lemony Honey Ginger dressing with Turmeric

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients-

For the dressing-

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon chaat masala
  • Juice of 1 big lemon
  • ½ cup low fat yogurt, drained. I used homemade yogurt made with 1%milk
  • Sea salt to taste

For the salad-

  • About 1 ½ cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ½ cup cooked/ canned chick peas, drained
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • A few grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin

To make the Red Cabbage and Chick Pea Salad with Lemony Honey Ginger dressing with Turmeric-

  1. Heat the oil on low. Add the turmeric powder and stir for about 15 seconds. Shut off the heat, add the grated ginger and honey. Stir, add chaat masala.
  2. Let mixture come to room temperature. Add the lemon juice, salt and whisk in the yogurt.
  3. Toss the salad with the vegetables and serve.

I love making homemade dressing as  I know it is all natural and can add only the ingredients I like and are healthy. Here are some of my other favorites-

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Massaged Kale Salad with Coconut Curry dressing

You will also enjoy these Salads and salad dressings by my blogger friends-

  • Avin’s Grilled Paneer Salad with Orange and Honey vinaigrette

http://theyellowdaal.com/grilled-paneer-salad-orange-vinaigrette/

  • Jayashree’s Raw Mango Salad

https://www.evergreendishes.com/2018/03/26/raw-mango-salad/

  • Archana’s Home made Ranch dressing

http://themadscientistskitchen.com/recipe/homemade-ranch-dressing/

  • Sapana’s American style potato dressing

http://cookingwithsapana.com/2017/11/american-style-potato-salad/

  • Jagruti’s Strawberry, Gotas Cheese and Watercress Salad with Tarragon and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

http://www.jcookingodyssey.com/2016/06/strawberry-goats-cheese-and-watercress/

  • Vanitha’s Spinach Apple and Walnut Salad

http://www.curryandvanilla.com/spinach-apples-walnut-salad/

  • Seema’s Cranberry Salad with passion fruit vinaigrette

https://mildlyindian.com/cranberry-salad-passion-fruit/

Enjoy!

Love,

Sandhya

20 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looking too good and tasty 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  2. Sumith says:

    Get ready for summer!! Amazing healthy salad. Nice share Sandhya.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sumith! Yes summer is coming! Happy Easter weekend to you and your family!

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  3. If I promise to help clean up may I come over? So yummy….

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    1. Sandhya says:

      You are welcome anytime Terry 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much for your sweet words!

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  4. Beyoutiful says:

    That looks amazing and love your pics! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much!

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  5. Megala says:

    Best way to welcome spring with this lovely colorful salad ! All those dressing look so appetizing !!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Megala!

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  6. Loretta says:

    Ahh here’s another idea where you’ve used the chaat flavors. Loving all these salads Sandhya, and you’ve provided great ideas to incorporate into dressings. Like you, typically we do not use store bought dressings; these sound amazing! The colors and crunch really draw one to all these gorgeous salads. Happy Easter, I’ve just a small packet of turtles for Bert and myself to gorge on as an Easter candy 🙂 We used to have the best easter eggs when we lived in England. Wow!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Loretta! Happy Easter with your friends. Hope the weather holds up on the east coast. For some regions in US, it is going to be the coldest Easter ever.
      Enjoy the turtles. I love pecan turtles too. what kind of Easter eggs did you have in England?

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  7. jyo says:

    Absolutely a stunner 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Jyo!

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  8. petra08 says:

    I love a good salad and this dressing sounds out of this world! Saved! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks so much Petra! sorry about my delay in replying. Just getting back into the swing of things after the flu.

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      1. petra08 says:

        hi Sandhya
        I am glad to hear you are feeling better! 🙂

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  9. Antonia says:

    I love this Sandhya! So full of color and goodness! Happy Spring my friend! 😀

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