There are so many wonderful flavors and textures in this salad. Chickpeas, snap peas, red pepper, coconut flakes, and cashews tossed in a sweet chili orange sauce compliments all the ingredients so well. I love making this for summer parties and gatherings with friends.

Yield: 10 servings


2 cans Chickpeas

1/2 snow peas

1 red bell pepper

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

1/3 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup dried fruit (pineapple, apricot, mango, any kind you like)

1/4 cup orange marmalade

1/4 cup sweet chili sauce

1/4 cup oil, canola, vegetable, or olive


Wash all produce.

Dice the red pepper, and snow peas in a medium dice.

Drain and rinse garbanzo beans.

In a large bowl; combine garbanzo beans, snow peas, red pepper, coconut, and cashews and toss.

In a small bowl; add the orange marmalade, sweet chili, and oil. Stir until well combined and mix into the salad. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Happy cooking!