Avocado Chickpea Chaat is a delicious and healthy Indian snack that’s perfect for a quick and easy meal. This easy recipe combines the creaminess of avocado with the nuttiness of chickpeas and the tanginess of yogurt and chaat masala for a flavor-packed dish that’s sure to be a hit.
Salad or Chaat?
A twist to the classic avocado chickpea salad! With a burst of flavors, colorful garnishes, and crunchy toppings, I am super excited to share this avocado chickpea chaat recipe! This version combines the nutty taste of chickpeas, and heart-healthy avocadoes with an addition of yogurt taking the dish to a whole new level of creaminess and flavor! A delicious snack, appetizer, or a light meal that is both refreshing and filling!
What is Chaat?
Chaat is often used to refer to a variety of Indian snacks such as Papdi Chaat, Dahi Puri, Bhel Puri, Dahi Bhalle, and Ragda Patties. A popular street cart food, chaat has a crunchy base of puri, papdi, bhel or patties made from potatoes or lentils, topped with sweet-spicy-tangy chutneys, and garnished with ground spices and herbs.
This Avocado chickpea chaat uses healthy and nutritious ingredients packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats that will keep you feeling satisfied and energized. The easy-to-make dish is healthy, super versatile, and can be easily customized to taste.
- Avocadoes – packed with heart-healthy fats, creamy avocadoes make for the perfect base for this chaat. Just remember to pick firm avocados so they are easy to dice
- Chickpeas – an excellent source of protein and fiber, pantry-friendly canned chickpeas come in handy for making quick meals
- Red Onion – Thinly sliced red onion adds crunch and a pop of color
- Pomegranates – for a burst of color and flavor
- Yogurt – good source of protein and calcium, creamy yogurt with a hint of sugar and salt rounds up the flavors
- Cilantro & Mint – garnish with lots of cilantro and mint for fresh flavor and aromas
- Spices – tangy chaat masala, a hint of spice from red chili powder, and earthy cumin to round up the flavors.
How to Make Avocado Chickpea Chaat
- To a medium salad bowl, add chickpeas, avocados, and lemon juice
- Add red onions and pomegranate arils. Tear off cilantro and mint leaves and add to the salad.
- Whisk together yogurt, sugar, and salt in a cup and drizzle over.
- Sprinkle green chili, ground cumin, red chili, and chat masala on top.
Serve immediately with more yogurt, pomegranates, and a sprinkle of ground spices to taste.
If making ahead, add chickpeas, avocado, lemon juice, red onions, and herbs to a salad bowl and keep refrigerated in an airtight container. Drizzle over yogurt and add spices and papdi or sev when you are ready to serve.
Tips for Customizing Avocado Chickpea Chaat
Here are some fun ideas to customize Avocado Chickpea Chaat to suit your taste preferences:
- Add diced mango for a sweet and juicy twist.
- Garnish with chopped peanuts or cashews for some extra crunch.
- Drizzle over sweet and sour tamarind chutney or spicy cilantro mint chutney
- Serve the chaat with some crispy papdi or sev for added texture. Use corn tortillas to make homemade papdi for a gluten-free option.
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Avocado Chickpea Chaat Recipe
This creamy, spicy and sweet avocado chickpea chaat makes for a healthy and satisfying light meal
To a medium salad bow, add chickpeas, avocados, lemon juice, red onions, and pomegranate arils. Tear off cilantro and mint leaves and add to the salad.
Whisk together yogurt, sugar, and salt in a cup and drizzle over yogurt.
Sprinkle green chili, ground cumin, red chili, and chat masala on top.
Garnish with reserved pomegranate seeds, cilantro, and mint.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 F for 5 mins.
- Lightly brush oil on 2 flour tortillas or 4 corn tortillas and Cut into 1-inch squares Note: I love the mission low-carb tortillas as they come out light and crisp in the air fryer.
- Air fry at 350 F for 6 to 8 mins shaking the basket halfway through
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 2mg
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