October 28, 2014


Fresh Chickpea Salad

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I’ve had numerous versions of this chickpea salad and decided it was time to make my own!

chickpea salad

Fresh Chickpea Salad

A healthy, tasty and fresh salad. Perfect as a side dish or on its own.

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 plum/roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 tub feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 6 cups dry chickpeas
  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight (minimum 12 hours)
  2. Boil the chickpeas until tender (approximately 45 minutes)
  3. Chop the onion, tomato, avocado and cucumber into small pieces. Place in separate bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Once chickpeas are cooked, set aside to cool then rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl.
  6. Add onion, tomato, avocado and cucumber mixture to the chickpeas. Toss together.
  7. Pour the olive oil – lemon juice dressing to the salad mixture. Toss well.
  8. Crumble feta on top of the salad, toss gently, top with more feta cheese.

I will definitely try using canned chickpeas for this recipe next time and see if there is a difference in taste/quality. Soaking and cooking chickpeas really adds a lot of time to the process!

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  1. heidi c. says:

    I love chickpeas! This sounds like a nice, fresh salad.

  2. Aimee Robison says:

    This sounds so delicious. I am going to add the ingredients to my shopping list, this will make an excellent salad for Christmas lunch. Thank you for posting.

  3. Judy Cowan says:

    Just wanted to pass on that I made this salad over the summer and my family enjoyed it; definitely will make it again 🙂

  4. Krista M says:

    Ok what is wrong with me. I love chickpeas but have never had them in a salad before?? So this would be a delicious first for me! It looks bright & lovely!

  5. JaimeeM says:

    I made a chickpea salad once. It had a lot less ingredients, and I bet yours tastes WAY better… looks better lol

  6. Cheryl says:

    Sounds like a great salad! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  7. Holly MacRitchie says:

    This looks delicious, what a great summer salad idea!

  8. Treen Goodwin says:

    Yummy looks and sounds delish , a must try i love salads 🙂

  9. JaimeeM says:

    Looks so good!

  10. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    being a vegetarian I love chickpeas and this recipe ty

  11. Suzie M says:

    Chickpeas are so good for you & it looks delish

  12. Suzie M says:

    Great healthy recipe Thanks for this

  13. Desrine Harrison says:

    Chickpeas are very healthy for you, plus i like that olive oil and lemon juice are used!!!!!

  14. Tiffany Turner says:

    l chicken salads have a refreshing combination of ingredients to satisfy your taste buds while giving you the nutrition you need!!!!

  15. nicolthepickle says:

    I don’t eat Chickpeas often, but this does look and sound good.

  16. Seth says:

    Love chickpeas and they deserve more love. They are underrated for sure. I also love things with avocado, so this salad is a must-try.

  17. JaimeeM says:

    Nomnomnom, yes this definitely looks delicious.

  18. Maria McLachlan says:

    Looks good, love the use of avocado. Like the use of dry peas.

  19. Alexa Nernberg says:

    I haven’t tried a chickpea salad before; however your recipe looks and sounds good so I’m going to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Holly says:

    This sounds so good! Can’t wait to make it!

  21. Anne Taylor says:

    This sounds delish! We eat alot of chickpeas in our house so we are always looking for new and different recipes!


  22. Suzie M says:

    This looks so fresh & yummy esp now that its cold

  23. loriag says:

    The husband loves chicpeas, this would be a great recipe for him.

  24. Soozle says:

    This sounds amazing! Great way to get a little more protein into my diet!

  25. Rene says:

    This looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to try it out myself!!

  26. Bailey Dexter says:

    Going to be making this one soon, always looking for a good gluten free soup! Thanks

  27. MrDisco says:

    Chickpeas are low in fat and high protein as well

  28. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds and look good! I have never had chickpeas in a salad but I think it is about time I tried it, thanks for the recipe!

  29. Lynda Cook says:

    Mmmmmm, this sounds very good, I was making one through the summer but it had a lot of ingredients, I think I like this one better!!

  30. Jackie says:

    Oh I love Chickpeas! I eat them all the time. I make a salad similar to this one but I’ve never thought to add avocado?! Great idea! Definitely going to have to try this 🙂

    xo, Jackie

  31. mrdisco says:

    chickpeas are a key staple of Canada’s economy too

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