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Watermelon feta mint salad

HealthPerks Recipe: Mystery Snack

Mystery Snack



  • 7 cups Kashi Go Lean high protein cereal
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted unsalted almond slivers
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted unsalted cashews
  • 2/3 cup dried fruit, such as cranberries
  • 1 cup dry roasted whole chickpeas
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp roasted cumin seed powder
  • 2 tsp roasted coriander seed powder
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (heeng)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 3 tsp dry mango powder



  1. In a large wok, heat oil to medium temperature.
  2. Add mustard seeds to the oil, cover the wok, and allow to sputter. Add curry leaves to the oil.
  3. Add fennel, heeng, turmeric, chili powder, roasted cumin, roasted coriander, and salt.
  4. Stir in the spices well for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the cereal and chickpeas, and stir well to coat- about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the nuts, cranberries, and mango powder. Stir to coat the mixture evenly for 5 minutes.
  7. Test for spice and add more chili powder, if desired.


This recipe first appeared in the October 2014 edition of the HealthPerks newsletter.