Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad & Sweat Wicking Workout Wear

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 27, 2011

Happy Friday! This short work week really flew by. I’m currently working on a vegan recipe assignment for a magazine that’s due this week and will be published in September. I’m excited to share it with you! I’m testing & writing recipes this afternoon so hopefully no disasters/small kitchen fires/flops occur… ;)

You know what I love when things are busy? Quick lunches that can be thrown together in just minutes. When I returned from a hot yoga class yesterday, I wanted something ready in 10 minutes. It was either that, or I was going to scarf a pint of Coconut Bliss. I came across a delicious looking chickpea salad recipe on Heather’s blog and I knew it would be right up my alley.

This salad did not disappoint!



Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad

Adapted from Heather.

Yield: 1-2 servings.


  • One 15-oz can chickpeas (2 cups cooked), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped finely
  • Juice from 1.5 limes
  • 3/4 cup fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt + ground pepper



1. In a food processor, add the spinach and pulse a few times until chopped very small. Add the processed spinach, drained chickpeas, and chopped onion into a large bowl.

2. In the food processor (no need to rinse the bowl!), add the lime juice, cilantro, mustard, sugar, garlic, cumin, and oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

3. Pour the dressing on top of the spinach chickpea mixture and stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let stand for about 10 minutes to let the flavours develop (optional- I didn’t!). Serve over a bed of grains, like brown rice. Serves 1-2.

Note: The dressing has quite a bite to it, thanks to the lime and oil that I cut down, so please feel free to adjust the dressing to your taste buds preference! You may want more oil, less lime, etc.



Some changes I made:

  • cut down the oil by over half
  • increased the Cilantro
  • added some cumin spice
  • reduced sugar
  • slightly reduced lime


It was enjoyed over a bed of leftover brown rice…a great combo! I also doubled the recipe I posted above because Eric was home for lunch too.

The dressing has quite a bite to it, thanks to the lime and lack of oil, so please feel free to adjust the dressing to your taste buds liking. We thought it was quite refreshing and I love that it packs in spinach greens too.


If you aren’t a Cilantro fan, you could always experiment with other herbs (parsley could be fun!), but I must say the Cilantro-lime combo is a dream to my taste buds. Thanks Heather for a great recipe!


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The Great Sweat-Wicking Workout Wear Debate

Lately, the workout tanks that I’ve been wearing to Hot Yoga have left me feeling like a wet sponge!

They just aren’t working for me and by the end of class my shirt is a sopping puddle of sweat sticking to my skin (great visual, I know). This prompted me to ask on Twitter what your favourite sweat-wicking workout tops are.

Here are some of the responses that I received:



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I’m definitely going to check some of these out. :)

Do you have any favourite workout clothes that wick sweat and breathe well?

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caitlin May 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I love love love Oprah! She is such an incrdible woman and a huge inspiration!


Amber K May 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I just made it for lunch. Yummy! I’m defniitely going to experiment with it a bit to my liking, but a winner!


[email protected]itforthesoul May 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I definitely like lululemon’s wunder pants–it’s like, the only one I use haha! (just 1 pair) :P


Jena May 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I often wear the Lulu Power-Y, and also the Lulu sports bra that matches the shape (Flow-Y or something its called??) I fine it is great for wicking sweat.


bitt of raw May 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Do you realize your site has an ad up for Tyson chicken?


denise May 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Hi Angela,

I am a forty-something reader and love your blog. I am a full-time mom of five. Just wanted you to know that I made your roasted potato and asparagus salad tonight for dinner. All five of my kids (ages 17 to 6) loved your salad!!! That is a rare thing when all five give something a thumbs up! Maybe I will try one of quinoa salads next!! lol


Kristen May 28, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Hey Angela,

I am a Yoga Instructor in Chicago. Just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog and you should try Zobha Clothing, it’s awesome at wicking away sweat and keeping you dry after a heated yoga class!



Lorin May 29, 2011 at 12:54 am

what type of food processor do you use? I’m thinking of getting one because so many people have great recipes I want to try but require a food processor like the vegan ice cream!
Thanks :)


Katie (Sweet Tater) May 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

lululemon power y all.the.way.


VegWhoHatesTogu May 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

Mmmmm! I love chick peas! This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to make this recipe :)


allison May 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

Cilantro+lime is such an awesome combo! Put it on chickpeas and its beyond awesome!! I need to go soak some beans and make this. Too bad my roommate’s dog dug up most of my cilantro:(


Melissa Weber May 29, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hi Angela,
So I am new to your website and I am loving it. My friend was telling me about it and im loving your deserts. I just made your chocolate cupcakes last night. Anyway I was reading your post about tank tops and I love doing zumba and I sweat like crazy to. I have loved the Danskin line at walmart. I don’t feel like a sponge when I am done. they are inexpensive and I love them also because they have a place to put your ipod if you want to go running or what not. Thanks for all your great recipes. Can’t wait to try some more.


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Thanks Melissa!


Mrs.CJ May 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

That salad looks delish!


mjam May 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

i love your blog!!!!!

i go to a moksha yoga studio too. as an earlier commenter said, the perspiration-drenched clothes is part of the practice. yes, it is uncomfortable (and makes me wonder where all that liquid came from and how i am not dehydrated). anyway, another option for hot yoga outfit is joe fresh which you can find at loblaw’s or the real canadian superstore.

happy sweating!


Angela May 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm

YUM – this salad uses all my fave ingredients. Will very likely be trying it this week – thanks!!


Gary Wallenwein May 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Made up a batch this weekend. Everyone loved it. Alway like something healthy that whole family will eat. Thanks Again.


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Glad you enjoyed it!


Lauren June 2, 2011 at 9:56 am

I made this last night and it is so yummy! Perfect for summer.


Jacqueline June 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Regarding your wicking workout wear – I absolutely love the Equator Tank by Athleta. You should check it out. Not many people know about Athleta either…


julie June 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

made this with some cooked northern beans i had tonight and it was amazing! served with a veggie burger and strawberries for dessert – perfect summer meal. thank you for passing along all of your wisdom to us!


Rorey June 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Just made this very easily without a food processor and ate it on greens with an avocado. So good. Thanks for all of the amazing recipes. Love them!


Zarah June 16, 2011 at 4:19 am

Fantastic recipe! I am SOOOO gonna do this – and I am betting it’ll be my very mostest new fave! :D


Carmen May 18, 2012 at 1:41 am

Just made this! It is so delicious, even my cilantro hating boyfriend admitted to liking it. Definitely a recipe I’ll be revisiting!


Kendra June 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

LOVE this recipe! All I did was typed in the ingredients I had and VOILA! It brought me straight to this easy and delish recipe :) Thanks!


Jenny Nguyen June 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I tried this last week and loved it – a great lunch food that lasts for a few days :) thanks for sharing!


Jessica June 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Simple and super yummy!! I will definitely make this again!


Kiera August 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I just had this for lunch and it is absolutely delicious! Things I changed:

* used kale instead of spinach
* 1 tsp (rather than 2) of mustard.

Thanks for posting this!


Juuni August 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

This LOOKS delisious but I’m one of the people who hate hate hate cilantro (corriander). But I love citrus flavoured dressings so I’m thinking adding basil or parsley (as you mentionned) instead of the evil cilantro. It’s definetly a great way to get more spinach into my diet. I might try it tonight and see how it turns out :)


Simple recipes September 30, 2012 at 4:03 am

Great recipe, an ingredient that I really love. Hummus


Yosef - This American Bite February 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

I love those wooden bowls, where can I find some?


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm

probably not what you want to hear, but I think I got them from a garage sale! ;)


Yosef - This American Bite February 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Isn’t that often the best way!


Kelbeldance April 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

This recipe is amazing and so easy to do!! I’ve made it several times and have given the recipe to several friends. The combination of the cilantro, garbanzo beans, spinach and cumin is wonderful. I’ve been making it with red onion lately and usually serve it over brown rice…YUM!! Thank you so much!


Joy August 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

This is so good. I love chickpeas and all the other ingredients. I did add chopped celery for added crunch and chopped my spinach fine. I had to double the recipe it is that good after a taste.


melanie January 25, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I made this using quinoa, was super good!


Holly Jordan June 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I’ve been making your recipes for months, and this one looks amazing! Question though – any suggestions for food pairings other than rice? Just curious if you have made this with other sides. Thanks!


Amber September 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

This is my go-to summer salad; it gets rave reviews every time I make it! A cilantro- and chickpea-lover’s dream!! Thank you!


Bee October 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Looks like this chickpea company took your photo and used the recipe word for word. Hope you granted them permission!


Kim December 28, 2015 at 7:17 am

Try Lucy or Orange Theory workout wear for yoga.


Carlie May 2, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Thanks for this fantastic recipe! Cilantro and chickpea are the gateway foods for my non vegetable eating boyfriend to happily, willingly consume spinach. No compromises here, everyone’s happy!


Angela Liddon May 3, 2016 at 1:37 pm

I’m glad everyone enjoys the recipe, Carlie! (Spinach included!)


Lauren May 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Hi !
I have been looking all over the internet today to find a recipe to use up all my cilantro,
I came across this recipe of yours, and I found it again on another website!
I don’t know if you allowed them to use it or what, but they didn’t credit you, so I just wanted to let you know it’s on there, because I would want to know if someone else was sharing my recipes.


Angela (Oh She Glows) June 1, 2016 at 8:08 am

Thanks for letting me know Lauren!


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