Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Yummy chickpea salad recipe with a Mediterranean flavor you will want to make over and over! Great healthy lunch or easy side dish that keeps well.

Yummy chickpea salad recipe with a Mediterranean flavor you will want to make over and over! Great healthy lunch or easy side dish that keeps well.

Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are such a great way to fill up on something healthy. Chickpeas are a great way to incorporate protein into your diet, especially if you don’t eat meat. I have found that if I use a high quality can of chickpeas, the flavor seems to be much better. The generic ones I have used seem to be a bit tasteless and much harder.

This salad is great for a filling lunch to take to work, picnic, or side dish for any meal. I love to serve this with burgers, BBQ, and hotdogs in the summer.

Yummy chickpea salad recipe with a Mediterranean flavor you will want to make over and over! Great healthy lunch or easy side dish that keeps well

I really love making this salad when my cherry tomatoes and green peppers are producing in the garden. A perfect way to use fresh ingredients straight from the garden. 

Normally Mediterranean style salads are made with kalamata olives but I find them really salty and I prefer to use black olives. I also use my homemade yogurt in this recipe. There is no flavoring or sugar in it which saves on calories.

Yummy chickpea salad recipe with a Mediterranean flavor you will want to make over and over! Great healthy lunch or easy side dish that keeps well.

When its lemon season in Florida, I will use my small juicer and freeze the lemon juice in a small silicone ice tray. It’s a perfect way to keep fresh lemon juice always available for recipes like this. Just freeze and store in the freezer. One cube is about tablespoon.

Yummy chickpea salad recipe with a Mediterranean flavor you will want to make over and over! Great healthy lunch or easy side dish that keeps well.
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Author: Tammy

Ingredients

Salad:
  • 2 15 oz cans Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Parsley
  • 2/3 cup Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Grape Tomatoes
  • 12 Black Olives
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese
Dressing:
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red win vineager
  • 1 small garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, toss together the salad ingrediants.
  • In a smaller seperate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingrediants.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

NOTE: You can substitute black olives with kalamata olives.
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Enjoy,

Tammy

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13 Comments

  1. I’m going to make this for lunch tomorrow, it looks delicious and surprisingly, I have all the ingredients at home!5 stars

  2. Can’t beat a delicious Summer salad like this one. I’m a huge fan of chickpeas and I like the combo with olives. I’m going to make this one. Thanks for sharing 🙂5 stars

  3. Now this sounds like a good salad – I have to admit chickpeas aren’t something that would straight away come to mind when thinking of salad.

  4. This dish looks so deliciously good. I wish I could eat that right this minute!5 stars

  5. Chickpeas is my favorite salad. I make it with tuna and tomatoes. I will definitely try your recipe. It looks so tasty!5 stars

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