Surprisingly good & easy to make! Creamy avocado, refreshing lemon, and a delightful red vinaigrette coat the BEST Chickpea Salad!
A Simple & Fresh Chickpea Salad Recipe
When I was a kid, I absolutely hated eating salads. I would do anything to avoid them—like hide or pretend I wasn’t hungry (yeah, right).
Now, I know the real trick that adults employ is actually making a tasty salad. Whoda thunk it? Haha.
Welcome to my simple, easy and beautifully fresh chickpea salad!
With this Chickpea Salad, you can expect…
Juicy grape tomatoes, creamy avocado bites, crunchy cucumbers—all to enhance lemon-y delicious chickpeas!
This chickpea salad is a texture party in your mouth: soft, creamy avocado plus crunchy, crisp bell peppers and cucumber combine with tender chickpeas and juicy tomatoes for the best Chickpea Salad!
Chickpea Salad Ingredients
To make this chickpea salad, you’ll need these fresh ingredients. Don’t worry, once you try it, you can customize it exactly to your liking!
Chickpea Salad Dressing
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Red wine vinegar
- Salt & pepper
- Paprika – for a nice pop of flavor and beautiful color
- Red or green bell peppers
- Grape tomatoes
- Red onions
- Fresh parsley
With a little bit of tossing and chopping, you’ll be well on your way to a fresh and delicious salad!
How to Make Chickpea Salad
I’m going to show you exactly how to make a chickpea salad. Follow along with me step by step with clear photos.
Then, check out the recipe card further below in the post for exact amounts for each ingredient.
First, grab a large salad bowl. Here, you’ll be whisking together all of the chickpea salad dressing ingredients.
Second, dice up the avocado and add it to the large salad bowl.
Carefully stir and flip the avocado gently to coat it completely—this will keep the avocado from browning during storage.
Third, add all Chickpea Salad ingredients to the bowl: chickpeas, bell peppers, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, onions, and parsley.
Fourth, stir and fold all ingredients together until the dressing fully coats every bit.
Lastly, take a taste and add any salt, pepper, and more lemon juice if you prefer.
Then, enjoy the best ever Chickpea Salad!
Chickpea Salad Q&A
How long does chickpea salad last in the fridge?
This chickpea salad will last 1-3 days in the fridge. Make sure to seal it in an airtight container and place it in the fridge as soon as possible to make it last.
Can you freeze chickpea salad?
Yes, you can freeze this chickpea salad for 1-3 months. The less it stays frozen, the better it will taste. Just keep in mind, the texture won’t be nearly as good once frozen.
Is chickpea salad healthy?
This chickpea salad recipe is on the healthier side, as it’s packed with healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as vitamin C, E, and K from the avocado and olive oil.
Meanwhile, fiber-rich chickpeas aid with better digestive health and are packed with vitamins and minerals.
This entire recipe is made with just 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 4 main course-sized salads or 8 side salads!
The bounty of vegetables in this salad alone will keep you rich in vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C-packed bell peppers, antioxidant-rich tomatoes, hydrating cucumbers, nutrient-rich onions, and Vitamin K-packed fresh parsley!
What to Serve With Chickpea Salad
Add Protein for a Full Meal
You can add about 4 oz of your favorite protein either cooked and folded in (once cooled) or on the side. I like tofu and feta crumbles.
Serve with fancy bread & sides for a lighter meal
As a delicious side to a main dish…
Erik always asks me to make these mushroom quesadillas to go with this recipe.
The next night, he’ll whip up a batch of this incredible pesto pasta and serve it with leftover chickpea salad.
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I hope you and your loved ones feel like two chickpeas in a pod with this easy salad recipe! Comment below & leave a rating to let me know what you think—it makes a big impact on whether or not we do more recipes like this. ‘Til our next tasty kitchen adventure…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️Print
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