Deconstructed Hummus Salad with Toasted Flatbread Croutons and Tahini Dressing

Deconstructed Hummus Salad with Toasted Flatbread Croutons and Tahini Dressing

A deliciously fun and healthy salad
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword healthy, hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 611 kcal
Author Debi

Ingredients

Tahini Dressing

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or minced
  • small pinch of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons water as needed

Salad

  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ½ red pepper cut into matchsticks
  • ¼ large cucumber cut into matchsticks
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 round flatbread or pita
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds for garnish

Instructions

Tahini dressing:

  1. Combine vinegar, oil, tahini, honey, and garlic in a blender, a jar with a tight-fitting lid, or a medium bowl. Blend, shake, or whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If the dressing is too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time, blending after each addition to see if it’s the correct consistency.
  2. The dressing will thicken as it stands, or after refrigerating, so thin as needed with additional water. Store in the fridge in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Btw, this makes way more than you'll need for this little salad.

Salad

  1. In a large serving bowl, combine chickpeas, red pepper, cucumber, and green onion. Set aside.
  2. Brush flatbread with olive oil. In a small grill pan over medium heat, grill bread until toast marks appear, and bread is heated through. Tear into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, toast the sesame and cumin seeds over medium heat until the sesame seeds begin to turn golden brown and the seeds are very fragrant. Remove from pan, and set aside.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and lightly toss to combine. Top with toasted seeds and flatbread croutons. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Deconstructed Hummus Salad with Toasted Flatbread Croutons and Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 611 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 285mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 20.4%
Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.