Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

I like easy, healthy, vegetarian recipes, and I have been making this for a while now.  It is easy to create different versions of this tasty salad.  The hardest part for me is trying not to eat all the chickpeas while I make this salad!


1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes

1 English cucumber

1 can garbanzo beans

Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced (approx. 4 oz)

1 jar capers (4 oz)

Olive oil, salt

Feta cheese (optional, especially if you make a vegan version)

Optional: rice wine vinegar, other veggies like fresh baby spinach


Chop the tomatoes (I halve cherry tomatoes, slice grape tomatoes into 2-3 slices) and the cucumber.

Drain the garbanzo beans and mix with the veggies.

Chickpea Salad

Add in your capers and about the same amount of sliced kalamatas (drain both first).

Drizzle generously with olive oil, and salt to taste.

Sometimes we like to mix in rice wine vinegar.

Top with feta if desired.

Tip: If you think you will have leftovers to save, you may want to hold off on salting all of the salad, as it will draw liquid out of the veggies.



By | 2018-07-22T22:23:42+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Appetizer, Dinner, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian|9 Comments

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  1. Becky Wang June 20, 2017 at 1:54 am - Reply

    The salad is a great summer dish with lots of options. I’ve pan roasted chickpeas in a little olive oil sprinkled with salt which might be a twist for this salad, more work of course but tasty.

  2. Jeanette June 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    This is a PERFECT summer salad! I love something that is healthy and I don’t need to turn on the oven! Totally making this!

  3. Joely Smith June 20, 2017 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    This is perfect for summer! In the hot months, I only want refreshing cool foods like this! I do love chickpeas too! Totally going on my menu for next week!

  4. Maryann D. June 23, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    I love chickpeas and I buy they dry or in a can. I enjoy having salads with them also and this recipe is super to try.

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  6. ellen beck August 10, 2017 at 3:00 am - Reply

    I really like chickpeas and am glad to see some recipes with them. I think this would be terrific to take t a picnic.

  7. shelly peterson August 6, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great Summer salad.

  8. Janet W. August 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    This looks so fresh and delicious! I’d love to try it!

  9. Angela Ingles November 24, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    We love chickpeas. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for posting! I’m pinning it to Pinterest. 🙂

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