Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

6 Servings
20 min

A healthy vegan mediterranean salad with chickpeas and olives. The very first time I made a version of this salad was years ago when I just wanted a light salad for lunch and just acted upon my instinct to add some chickpeas in there to keep me full and satisfied longer. I was pleasantly surprised by how quick, fresh and delicious this salad came out! Needless to say, it just became one of our favorite recipes! Imagine my surprise when I learned that this is actually a mediterranean type of salad. Over the years, the recipe evolved into the current one we enjoy now. This mediterranean chickpea salad takes no time at all to make and is very fresh, vibrant and incredibly delicious! I must say the red wine vinegar dressing goes very well with all the vegetables. Enjoy this salad for lunch or dinner as a wholesome meal and pack the leftovers for lunch the next day, it will taste even better.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Recipe details

  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 2 cans of 15-oz chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 yellow pepper diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 1 English cucumber or 2 garden cucumbers diced
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley well packed

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup good quality red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 1tsp dried oregano
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions


Place all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Make the dressing: pour all the ingredients into a small mason jar, cover with the lid and shake vigorously until well mixed.
Pour dressing over salad and toss gently.
Taste and adjust the seasoning to taste. Transfer to a large salad bowl and serve at room temperature.

Tips

  • If you have time, allow this salad to sit at room temperature for about 20 min for the flavors to blend
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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