chickpea salad

Fresh Chickpea Salad

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!

31 thoughts on “Fresh Chickpea Salad”

  1. 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.

  2. Just wanted to pass on that I made this salad over the summer and my family enjoyed it; definitely will make it again πŸ™‚

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

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


  7. 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!

  8. 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!!

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