Spice up your life with this Creamy Moroccan chickpea salad with Spicy orange dressing

This meal was very quick and easy and incredibly affordable once you have purchased all the spices. This made enough for 2 serves with some remaining chickpeas for lunch the following day.

Creamy moroccan chickpeas

Creamy Moroccan chickpea salad with Spicy orange dressing

Serves 2


Creamy Moroccan chickpeas

1 400 gram tin of chickpeas

½ brown onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 vegetable stock cube

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

½ tablespoon turmeric

½ tablespoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ cup plain low fat Greek yoghurt

Spicy orange dressing

1/8 cup fresh orange juice

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

¼ teaspoon cumin

pinch of ground ginger

pinch of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons plain low fat Greek yoghurt

Salad to serve


  • Crumble the vegetable stock cube into a non-stick pan along with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Add the onion, garlic and spices and cook until the onion is transparent, adding more water as required to prevent sticking.
  • Turn the heat down and add the chickpeas. Add some addtional water and allow the mixture to simmer until the majority of the water has evaporated.
  • Turn off the heat and allow to cool slightly before adding and mixing in the Greek yoghurt (remember to allow it cool otherwise the yoghurt will curdle).
  • For the Spicy orange dressing, combine all ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. You may have some difficulties getting all the spices to mix in, but don’t worry – it will still taste good.
  • Serve the chickpeas with a salad of lettuce, tomato, carrot and red capsicum drizzled with the dressing.

Total cost = $5.20 based on all groceries purchased at Aldi.

So you are fully aware, the way I am calculating the cost of my recipes is by dividing the total cost of each item by the amount used in the recipe.

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