Fresh Chickpea Salad

chickpea salad

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

chickpea salad

chickpea salad

Fresh Chickpea Salad

A healthy, tasty and fresh salad. Perfect as a side dish or on its own.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people


  • 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


  • Soak the chickpeas overnight (minimum 12 hours)
  • Boil the chickpeas until tender (approximately 45 minutes)
  • Chop the onion, tomato, avocado and cucumber into small pieces. Place in separate bowl. Set aside.
    chickpea salad
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once chickpeas are cooked, set aside to cool then rinse with cold water. Place in a large bowl.
  • Add onion, tomato, avocado and cucumber mixture to the chickpeas. Toss together.
  • Pour the olive oil - lemon juice dressing to the salad mixture. Toss well.
  • 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!


  1. heidi c.
    May 19, 2016 / 12:24 am

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

  2. Aimee Robison
    December 21, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    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
    October 2, 2015 / 10:10 am

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

  4. Krista M
    September 29, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    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
    September 14, 2015 / 5:37 pm

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

  6. Cheryl
    September 13, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Sounds like a great salad! Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  7. Holly MacRitchie
    September 8, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    This looks delicious, what a great summer salad idea!

  8. Treen Goodwin
    March 11, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    Yummy looks and sounds delish , a must try i love salads πŸ™‚

  9. JaimeeM
    December 18, 2014 / 9:41 am

    Looks so good!

  10. Jo-Anne Pfoh
    December 13, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    being a vegetarian I love chickpeas and this recipe ty

  11. Suzie M
    December 9, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    Chickpeas are so good for you & it looks delish

  12. Suzie M
    December 3, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    Great healthy recipe Thanks for this

  13. Desrine Harrison
    November 21, 2014 / 10:52 am

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

  14. Tiffany Turner
    November 19, 2014 / 1:10 pm

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

  15. nicolthepickle
    November 19, 2014 / 5:17 am

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

  16. November 17, 2014 / 10:29 am

    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
    November 16, 2014 / 8:07 am

    Nomnomnom, yes this definitely looks delicious.

  18. Maria McLachlan
    November 14, 2014 / 8:59 pm

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

  19. Alexa Nernberg
    November 12, 2014 / 9:50 am

    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
    November 12, 2014 / 3:06 am

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

  21. Anne Taylor
    November 11, 2014 / 2:07 pm

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


  22. Suzie M
    November 11, 2014 / 10:29 am

    This looks so fresh & yummy esp now that its cold

  23. loriag
    November 9, 2014 / 8:10 am

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

  24. Soozle
    November 9, 2014 / 6:47 am

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

  25. November 7, 2014 / 9:01 am

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

  26. Bailey Dexter
    November 1, 2014 / 8:24 pm

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

  27. MrDisco
    November 1, 2014 / 9:35 am

    Chickpeas are low in fat and high protein as well

  28. Judy Cowan
    October 31, 2014 / 8:48 am

    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
    October 28, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    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. October 28, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    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 πŸ™‚

    xo, Jackie

  31. mrdisco
    October 28, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    chickpeas are a key staple of Canada’s economy too

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