The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad photographed from above on a plate with cutlery lying off to the side
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Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad

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This Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad will change your summer salad routine for the good 😍. I ate this salad in a canteen and it was so good, I immediately knew that I had to re-create it 🙌🏻. You will not be disappointed by this delicious addition to your summer salads.

The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad on a plate, photographed from the side up close with spring onions and mint leaves scattered around

This salad has everything – a little kick from the cayenne, pungent notes from the spring onions, sweetness from the veggies and mint, and sour notes from the lemon juice. Both your satisfied belly and taste buds will thank you. What is more – all the fiber and protein from the chickpeas and veggies will keep you super full and satisfied 😉. It is a totally delicious win-win!

The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad on a plate, photographed from the side with spring onions and mint leaves scattered around

As always, this salad comes together in no time. You simply have to cut the veggies, and drain the chickpeas (extra bonus points if you are soaking and cooking them yourself… but truthfully, this does not happen in my kitchen 🤪), add the ingredients for the dressing, and then mix. I like to make this salad in advance and keep it in the fridge for a couple of hours so that all the flavors can marinate.

The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad on a plate, photographed from the side with spring onions and mint leaves scattered around

Why is the Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad good for you?

Chickpeas

Also called “garbanzo beans”, chickpeas are an excellent source of manganese, folate, copper, phosphorous, iron, and zinc. Chickpeas are also a great source of plant-based protein. In addition, they are stock-full of fiber – both the insoluble and soluble kinds. The insoluble fiber passes all the way through our digestive tract. In our large intestine, this type of fiber can be broken down by bacteria into short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). These SCFAs line and protect our colon wall and provide energy to our cells. This activity allows our colon to stay especially strong and healthy (and remember, this also then translates directly to our immune system, which resides to over 80% on our gut). Fiber is also known for blood fat regulation – lowering “bad” cholesterol levels, total cholesterol levels, and triglycerides.

The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad photographed up close on a plate

Chickpeas contain, of course, also a range of unique antioxidants. As we know, antioxidants protect us from free radicals in our bodies and combat oxidative stress, which is a common contributor to Western diseases. Last but not least, I want to point out chickpeas’ benefits in relation to heart health. I have already mentioned the lowering of blood fat regulation above, which is highly supportive of our heart health. Soluble fiber has also been linked to a healthy heart. In addition, the antioxidants found in chickpeas support our blood vessels and walls. Overall – not too bad for the small, mighty, chickpea – am I right?!

The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad photographed from above on a plate with a knife and fork on the side of the plate

How can I adjust this Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad to my Dietary Requirements?

This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free. Due to the chickpeas being considered a grain, this recipe is not suitable for the paleo lifestyle.

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The Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad photographed on a plate with a fork stuck into it

And that is it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this delicious summery Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad!! As always, please let me know what you think by either commenting below and/or rating the recipe. Happy salad-making 🥗 everyone.

Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ann Robejsek Course: Quick and EasyCuisine: Summer saladDifficulty: Super easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes

This Easiest Yummy Chickpea Salad is a flavorful dream come true. Chickpeas, veggies, and the yummiest dressing make a salad to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • For the salad
  • 700 gr. 700 chickpeas

  • 1 small 1 red pepper

  • 250 gr. 250 cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 1/2 cucumber

  • 2 2 stalks of spring onions

  • A handful of mint leaves

  • For the dressing
  • 4 tbsp 4 olive oil

  • 3 tbsp 3 lemon juice

  • 3/4 tsp 3/4 salt (or to taste)

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 turmeric

  • A bit of cayenne (optional)

  • Pepper to taste

How to

  • For the salad
  • Wash the chickpeas and gently shake to dry. Add to a large salad bowl. Wash and finely cut the red pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, and mint leaves. Add along to the bowl
  • For the dressing
  • Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, turmeric, cayenne, and pepper to a bowl and mix. Pour the dressing on the salad and mix everything through. Do a final taste test and make final adjustments. This salad can be served straight away or put into the fridge for a minimum of an hour to have the flavors marinade. Eat as a starter, bring along to a BBQ, or eat with your favorite protein. Enjoy!!
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