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

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!



  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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