Chickpea Egg Salad with Watercress & Tarragon Vinaigrette

 

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Chickpea Egg Salad with Watercress & Tarragon Vinaigrette

Enjoy this French-flavored take on traditional egg salad with chopped veggies, chickpeas and tarragon. Try it as a tasty addition to a brunch buffet or as a take along on your next picnic.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 1059kcal

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 TB minced shallot
  • 1 TB + 1tsp water
  • 1 TB chopped capers
  • 2 tsp fresh tarragon minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Salad

  • 4 1/2 cups watercress
  • 1 15 oz can chick peas drained & rinsed (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 ½ cups chopped cucumber
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 6 large hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1 ½ cups halved grape tomatoes
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Assemble each salad. On each plate layer ¾ cup watercress, ¼ cup cucumber, ¼ cup chick peas, 2 TB celery, 1 chopped egg. Drizzle with 4 tsp vinaigrette and garnish with ¼ cup tomatoes and black pepper.

Notes

For a party you can prepare this salad on a platter using full amount of each ingredient, toss slightly to distribute dressing and garnish with tomatoes, pepper, and chopped parsley for a pretty presentation.

Nutrition

Calories: 1059kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 1127mg | Sodium: 3665mg | Potassium: 1869mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 138% | Vitamin C: 85.5% | Calcium: 54.8% | Iron: 56.7%

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