Nutrition

Easy Summer Recipe: Chickpea Salad

Ideal for breakfast, lunch, potluck, or picnics, our chickpea salad is a versatile delight. Packed with wholesome ingredients, it's a refreshing choice for any occasion.

By URLife Team
12 Mar 2024

With summer approaching, salads are making a delightful comeback on everyone's plate. It’s the time of the year where you get the best fresh produce, thanks to the changing seasons. So why not indulge in healthy salads that have diverse flavours and interesting textures?

 

This chickpea salad bursts with vibrant Mediterranean elements: crunchy cucumbers complement succulent tomatoes, while chickpeas add a delightful texture. Abundant herbs elevate the freshness, and a lively lemon dressing unites the flavours seamlessly.

 

Not only the flavours, but this salad recipe brings a plethora of nutritional benefits through its carefully selected ingredients and is a win-win deal. Chickpeas, being the star, contribute significant protein, fostering a satisfying sense of fullness and aiding in overall satiety. Cherry tomatoes, with their vibrant colours, deliver vitamins A and C along with antioxidants. And let us not forget the hydrating properties of cucumber. Coupled with its low-calorie nature and rich vitamin and mineral content it will make an excellent choice for summer. 

 

You can also add a unique touch by swapping out the veggies—try blanched green beans or avocado for extra flair. For a vegan version, simply omit the cheese. For the green salad lovers, transition is really easy. Serve the chickpea salad atop a bed of chopped romaine lettuce.

 

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Chickpea Salad Recipe - Full Recipe

  • 2
    serves
  • 326
    K calories
  • 15
    minutes
  • 3/10
    simplicity

Easy Steps

01

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Set aside this dressing.

02

After chopping vegetables, take a large bowl, and combine the cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, chickpeas, sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, and diced feta cheese.

03

Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients.

04

Toss the salad gently to ensure an even coating of the dressing.

Ingredients List
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
  • 20 grams feta cheese, diced
05

Plate the chickpea salad and savour the fresh and vibrant flavours.

 
Nutritive Value
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fibre: 3g

 

 

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