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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in a serving bowl

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is ready in just 15 minutes and makes the perfect fresh and filling salad that can be enjoyed for lunch, as an appetizer or as a side.


Ingredients

Scale

Salad

  • 15oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves 
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, cut in halves
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs of choice (basil, parsley, cilantro…) 

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the salad ingredients to a large mixing bowl. A bowl of vegetables, chickpeas and feta cheese
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl, or a magic bullet. (*I personally like to blend the dressing) 
  3. Pour the dressing onto the salad, toss and serve. chickpeas, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed together

Notes

To meal prep, portion this salad into mason jars or small containers. Leave the dressing on the side if prepping it ahead of time.

Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for 3 days if dressed, or 5 days if the dressing is on the side. 

I recommend using organic and unsalted chickpeas in this recipe. I find organic canned chickpeas tend to have a less “tinny” flavour.

Always rinse your chickpeas before using them. This will help remove the coating on the chickpeas that is associated with gas and will help make the chickpeas easier to digest

Add more or less of whatever ingredients you like. There are no hard “rules” for this salad, so if you love cherry tomatoes, feel free to add more! If you’re not a huge fan of olives, go ahead and add less.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 5.5g

Keywords: chickpea salad, mediterranean salad with chickpeas, vegetarian salad with chickpeas