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Chickpea Salad Recipe

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The best chickpea salad recipe is healthy & packed with fresh vegetables! The combo of creamy avocado, refreshing lemon, and a delightful red vinaigrette is delicious



Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (optional, or use more lemon juice)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1 teaspoon minced garlic)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • A big pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika (optional, but recommended) 

Chickpea Salad

  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ cups cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Optional Add-ins

  • For add-ins, make sure to increase the salad dressing amount.
  • 4 oz protein of choice, such as diced tofu, chicken, ham, etc.
  • 1 oz cheese of choice, such as feta, etc.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together Salad Dressing ingredients.
  2. Add diced avocado, then stir and flip gently to completely coat.
  3. Add all Chickpea Salad ingredients to the bowl.
  4. Stir and fold gently until evenly coated and well mixed.
  5. If needed, add salt, pepper, and more lemon juice to taste.


Storing Instructions: Store chickpea salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-3 days.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean