Roasted Chickpea Salad & Buttermilk Plum Cake!

It is #InternationalEatWhatYouWantDay (11 May) & I am all about food balance.

Here are two recipes – one ‘healthy’ and one for indulgence, both equally delicious!

This blog includes both a Roasted Chickpea Salad & Buttermilk Plum Cake recipe.

Roasted Chickpea Salad & Buttermilk Plum Cake!

Roasted Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Supa Mama® kitchen foil
  • 300g mixed lettuce, baby spinach or kale
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp avocado oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp masala spice blend
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 5-6 small rosa tomatoes, sliced


  • 3-4 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • Hot water, as needed for thinning
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°
  2. Line a baking tray with Supa Mama® kitchen foil.
  3. Place the drained chickpeas to a bowl and toss with oil, salt, and masala blend. Peel apart garlic cloves but leave the skin on.
  4. Add garlic cloves and seasoned chickpeas to your lined baking sheet. Drizzle garlic with a bit of olive oil and bake for 15-20 or until garlic is fragrant and slightly browned. Carefully remove garlic and set aside, then continue baking chickpeas for 10-15 minutes more or until slightly crispy and golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside. *Note: your chickpeas will get more crispy as they cool!
  5. Peel away your garlic skins or squeeze the garlic out of the skins into a bowl. Add all the remaining dressing ingredients and whisk vigorously to combine, smashing the garlic. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Adjust maple syrup amount for sweetness. Set aside.
  6. Add lettuce, spinach or kale to a large mixing bowl. Then add as much dressing as desired (some may be leftover) and mix with a spoon or salad tongs.
  7. Top with crispy chickpeas, tomatoes and avocado and serve. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the fridge for up to a few days, use Supa Mama® to seal in freshness.

SUPA Tips:

If you don’t have a masala spice on hand you can make your own: 3 Tbsp cumin, 2 Tbsp garlic powder, 2 Tbsp paprika, 3 tsp ginger, 2 tsp coriander, 2 tsp cardamom. Multiply as needed.

Buttermilk Plum Cake

This one I can take credit for unfortunately! This recipe comes from @365wholesomedays Instagram page! It was so yummy looking, I decided to give it a go!

Roasted Chickpea Salad & Buttermilk Plum Cake!
  • Supa Mama® baking paper
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour⁠
  • 1Tbsp baking powder⁠
  • 3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp coconut sugar ⁠
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt⁠
  • 2 large organic farm eggs⁠
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk⁠
  • 1/4 cup unsalted farm butter, melted and cooled⁠
  • Grated zest of 3 oranges (or lemons)⁠
  • 8 to 10 ripe plums, thinly sliced⁠
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking dish (about 23cm x 33cm) with baking paper. ⁠
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, 3/4 cup of sugar, and salt in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Once mixed, add the cooled butter and the zest.⁠
  3. Fold the flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture, until just combined.⁠
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and scatter the plums across the⁠ top, press them down gently and then sprinkle with the rest of the sugar.⁠
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top is golden and a toothpick to the centre comes out clean. Serve warm with your choice of coconut yoghurt, ice-cream or cream.⁠

SUPA Dairy Free Option, replace buttermilk with:

  • Stir 1/4 cup almond milk into 3/4 cup coconut yoghurt. ⁠
  • Combine 1 cup almond milk with 1 Tbsp white vinegar.⁠
If you give these Roasted Chickpea Salad & Buttermilk Plum Cake recipes a go & tag me @supamama_sa, I would love to see your creations ❤
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