Chickpea Salad Recipes

Elevate your salad game with our easy and healthy salad recipes featuring chickpeas (also known as the garbanzo bean).

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Chopped fresh veggies add crunch to the creamy texture of chickpeas, which are a good source of protein, folate, fiber, and iron.

Green Salad with Chickpeas

Rating: 4.14 stars 7
Chickpeas, white balsamic vinegar, and honey join olives, tomatoes, red onion, and greens for a new twist on a Greek salad. You can use white-wine vinegar in place of the balsamic -- just add more honey to taste.

Chickpea Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Rating: 3.6 stars 5
Tangy buttermilk dressing and toasted walnuts complement chickpeas, lettuce, radish, and green beans in this refreshing salad.

Tuna and Chickpea Salad

This chunky salad, courtesy of Laura Foster, Toronto, Ontario, is good by itself or over lettuce, with whole-grain crackers on the side.

Chickpea and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
This Chickpea and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint is a refreshing minty salad for any time of year.

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 3.55 stars 92
Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

Cashew-Chickpea Salad with Cabbage Slaw

Along with being just plain delicious, this healthy salad is a lesson in synergy: when vitamin C–rich fruits like mandarin oranges and strawberries are eaten with greens and nuts, they help to make the iron in the latter ingredients more bioavailable. 

Rice-and-Bean Salad Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Our glorious grain bowl calls for making the brown rice in advance, but even if you start from scratch, you can get the whole dish on the table in under an hour.

Greek Mezze Salad

Our favorite Mediterranean foods all on one plate! We're talking lemony yogurt, cucumber salad, roasted za'atar chickpeas, and grape leaves in this Greek Mezze Salad.

Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Rating: 3.45 stars 137
Easy and summery, this Three-Bean Pasta Salad is a side that's great for your next cookout or picnic.

Chickpea, Cherry Tomato, and Feta Salad

Rating: 3.63 stars 177
Make this simple salad in just minutes, and take it to work with a slice or two of bread or a pita.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chopped Salad with Tuna
Rating: Unrated 27
The secret to making a great chopped salad is to cut the ingredients into chunks that are all the same size and to include contrasting textures. Instead of using tuna, try leftover cooked chicken.
Tuna, Chickpea, and Beet Salad
Rating: Unrated 28
This is an easy and tasty twist on tuna salad, using a vinaigrette (no mayo) and adding beets and chickpeas for a more substantial supper.
Broccoli, Chickpea, and Cherry Tomato Salad
Rating: 3.36 stars

This is a healthy salad that's perfect when paired with a simple sandwich for a light lunch.