Zesty Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are delicious. I was feeling a summer salad fit for a potluck so I whipped up this recipe. The dressing is tangy, zesty and a perfect match for the beans. Also called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, making for an excellent side or stand-alone meal.



1 1/2 cups of dried chickpeas or 2 cans

¼ cup of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of parsley, chopped

If using dried chickpeas, soak them in water for 2 hours then boil until soft. Drain and rinse.

In a small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, chopped garlic and parsley.

Toss the cooked chickpeas in the dressing and enjoy!


Photos: GetSelfSufficient,  pedrik

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

2 thoughts on “Zesty Chickpea Salad

  1. Looks like a great recipe! I love chickpeas, my grandmother would often serve a warm chickpea casserole. The only flavoring I’m aware of was ground black pepper, but I didn’t pay attention to those things at the time.


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