Are you looking for a light side dish for your next dinner party or cookout? This chickpea salad might be the perfect recipe for you! Full of juicy tomatoes, flavorful avocados, yummy cucumbers and more, this recipe will bring together all of the delicious flavors of summer and make you wish it would last forever.
Not only is this chickpea salad delicious, it is also incredibly easy and quick to make! Did I mention that it is packed with protein and will leave you feeling satisfied for hours? That means that it’s not only a wonderful side dish, but it can also pass for a light meal in itself.
If you have never had chickpea salad before, you may have some questions about it. Let’s try and answer those for you.
What are chickpeas?
If you are not yet familiar with them, chickpeas are part of the legume family and are peach in color. They are known to have a nutty flavor that many love.
If you think that they look familiar, that’s for good reason. Many people don’t actually know that chickpea is just another name for garbanzo beans. Yes, they are the exact same thing.
Are chickpeas healthy?
Chickpeas are a great addition to a healthy diet as they are packed with protein and fiber. This is what helps you to stay full and feel satisfied longer, which can prevent you from overeating.
In addition to the protein and fiber, they are rich in B vitamins, iron, zinc and more.
Is Chickpea Salad a good make-ahead recipe?
Chickpea salad is a good make-ahead recipe because it keeps very well when stored properly in the refrigerator. The lemon juice keeps the avocados from browning and the flavor holds very well. The fact that it stores so well makes it a great option for meal prep for those who like to prepare their meals in advance.
Now that you know all about how delicious, healthy and easy this chickpea salad is, what are you waiting for? This delicious recipe might just become your new favorite.
This delicious and nutritious chickpea salad makes a great side dish or a light main meal. You’ll love the fresh veggies dressed in the lemony dressing. * If you’re using homemade chickpeas the 15 oz can is the equivalent of about 1¾ cup.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 289Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1011mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 11gSugar 11gProtein 12g
This delicious and nutritious chickpea salad makes a great side dish or a light main meal. You’ll love the fresh veggies dressed in the lemony dressing.
* If you’re using homemade chickpeas the 15 oz can is the equivalent of about 1¾ cup.