Chickpea Salad. Tasty, low fat and high protein. Easy vegan recipe.
Chickpea Salad Good Picnic Food
Hi. It's Lois in the kitchen, telling you about a delicious, vegan Chickpea Salad that takes about 10 minutes to make. I served this simple salad over a bed of lettuce and added some fried polenta as a side, and the meal was delicious.
If you are not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute parsley. The recipe is based on one from Epicurious.com, but I have modified it quite a bit. It's tasty and filling, a perfect picnic or potluck dish. Try it for Meatless Monday sometime.
What You Need
You will need a knife, cutting board, whisk, measuring cups and spoons, bowl and salad spinner (affiliate link). Don't skip the olive tapenade in this recipe. It's super good.
Chickpea Salad Recipe
- ½ teaspoon chopped mild jalapenos or green chilies I used canned
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon olive tapenade optional; commercially made is fine
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon chili pepper
- Juice of 1 lime or lemon
- 2 15- ounce cans chickpeas garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 red pepper chopped
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- Whisk the dressing ingredients (jalapeños, oil, garlic, tapenade, cumin, coriander, oregano, chili pepper and lime juice) together.
- Combine the chickpeas, red onion, cilantro and red pepper in a medium bowl.
- Stir in the dressing.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Cover and chill.
- Serve over a bed of fresh spinach.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF, SF, EF, CF, V, VG*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop April 7, 2011 and updated June 2, 2021.