Zesty Chickpea Salad

September 30, 2021

by Sammi Lowe
Zesty Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Keyword: Vegetarian, garbanzo beans, vegan, couscous

Cuisine: European


  • 1 cup farro, barley or couscous
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half, or 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup chickpeas, (~1/2 can)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup small diced red onion
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt

This Mediterranean salad is full of flavor with the freshest of ingredients – bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions. We love how easily you can make this zesty dressing with just a few pantry staples. Packed with protein and fiber from the chickpeas and grains, this recipe makes for a hearty vegetarian main dish.

How to Make Zesty Chickpea Salad

  1. Cook farro or preferred grain to package direction.
  2. If using canned chickpeas, rinse under water.
  3. In a small bowl, mix oil, lemon juice, parsley, oregano and salt to make the dressing.
  4. In a large bowl mix cooked grain, tomatoes, chickpeas, bell pepper, cucumber and red onion.
  5. Mix the dressing into the large bowl.
  6. Chill and serve.

Tip: For an authentic Greek salad add olives and feta cheese.