Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Each bite of this Mediterranean chickpea salad is full of nourishing vegetables and a tangy herb vinaigrette! It’s fresh, full of color, and has so much flavor.

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This chopped chickpea salad has it all! Tons of veggies, a simple yet tangy vinaigrette, and lots of crowd-pleasing flavors.

You can serve this salad up as a side salad to compliment your favorite meal or serve it as a meal on its own! It’s surprisingly filling and even has quite a bit of protein from the garbanzo beans.

What gives this salad a Mediterranean spin is the added greek olives, tangy feta cheese, and the fresh herbs like parsley and oregano mixed with lemon. It’s simple yet so fresh and flavorful!

Ingredients You’ll Need

You’ll need a handful of veggies and pantry ingredients to make the dressing! Here’s everything you need: chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, English cucumbers, kalamata olives, red bell pepper, feta cheese, kale, lemon, red onion, garlic clove, olive oil, maple syrup, red wine vinegar, oregano, and fresh parsley.

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How to Make Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

First, prepare the dressing ingredients and add them to a liquid measuring cup or bowl. Whisk ingredients together and set aside.

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Then assemble chopped vegetables, chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese in a large salad bowl.

Drizzle dressing over top salad and toss until veggies are coated in the vinaigrette. Taste salad, adjust flavor with additional salt & pepper if needed, and serve!

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Extra Tips for Success & Recipe Variations

  • More veggies to add: you can customize this salad to whatever veggies you have on hand like adding spinach, mixed greens, radishes, fennel, black olives, roasted red peppers, artichokes, and chopped fresh basil.
  • Taste before serving: even with salad, it’s important to taste before serving to see if any flavor is lacking. If it needs more flavor add a pinch of more salt & black pepper until just right.
  • Make it vegan: if you’d prefer to have this recipe be vegan friendly you can omit the feta cheese. Add more kalamata olives if desired to make up for the salty flavor.
  • Add grains: you can also add healthy grains to this salad like cooked farro, wheatberry, or quinoa.
  • How to store leftover salad: for ultimate freshness, refrigerate in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

5 from 2 votes

Each bite of this Mediterranean chickpea salad is full of nourishing vegetables and a tangy herb vinaigrette! It's fresh, full of color, and has so much flavor.

Servings 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Tags: chickpea salad, mediterranean chickpea salad, mediterranean salad
Freezer Friendly: No
Calories: 290 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup English cucumber, slices
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Tuscan kale, stems removed & chopped
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (each) salt & black pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey)

Instructions

  1. Whisk dressing ingredients: in a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, add all of vinaigrette ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.

  2. Assemble salad: In a large salad bowl arrange chopped veggies, chickpeas, olives, feta cheese, and drizzle with dressing. Toss until salad ingredients are evenly coated in vinaigrette. Taste, adjust flavor with additional salt & black pepper if needed, and then serve!

Notes

  • More veggies to add: you can customize this salad to whatever veggies you have on hand like adding spinach, mixed greens, radishes, fennel, black olives, roasted red peppers, artichokes, and chopped fresh basil.
  • Make it vegan: if you’d prefer to have this recipe be vegan friendly you can omit the feta cheese. Add more kalamata olives if desired to make up for the salty flavor.
  • How to store leftover salad: for ultimate freshness, refrigerate in an airtight container for 1-2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.6g29%
Cholesterol 8.3mg3%
Carbohydrates 24.9g8%
Sugar 4.9g5%
Protein 8.9g18%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 92.4mg112%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer

Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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