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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, is one of the oldest cultivated legumes from the Middle East. These little legumes are are high in fiber and protein, and low in GI and calories. Regular intake of chickpeas can lower your cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. A little as half cup can keep you full longer and helps you to control your weight too.

I make sure to include chickpeas in my meals regularly either making a curry or my favorite channa kurma. Salads are a healthy and delicious way to incorporate this legume in our diet. This Mediterranean inspired chickpea salad is fresh, crunchy and delicious. It makes a light and filling meal and keep you full longer. Serve as a main meal or as a side with warm pita bread.


{ Chickpea salad with Mediterranean flavors }
Serves 2


1 ½ cup cooked chickpeas
1 small red onion, chopped
½ cup chopped cucumber
¼ cup chopped red capsicum
5-6 cherry tomatoes, chopped
4-5 olives, sliced
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
½ cup crumbled feta cheese

For the dressing:
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp cayenne pepper / red chilly powder
½ tsp pepper powder (or to taste)
Salt to taste


1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the salad except feta and mix well.

3. Add the crumbled feta, dressing and combine well. Chill for 10-15 minutes and serve.

Notes and Tips
  • If you don't have parsley, replace it with coriander leaves.
  • If you are not having the salad immediately, refrigerate it until ready to serve.


  1. Healthy and colorful salad, looks delicious.. Love the 1st pic.. super!

  2. I really love this salad..too good.
    I had posted it sometime back too.

  3. I would really love to have that platter of salad... so filling...

  4. Crunchy and tasty salad!

  5. What a lovely colourful and vibrant salad.

  6. Very colorful and filling salad

  7. Healthy and delicious salad.. Looks very fresh...

  8. healthy protein packed salad,yummy!

  9. 2nd pic is good n healthy salad.

  10. one my fav salad.. looks delicious

  11. Nice clicks.. healthy and filling salad, looks delicious..

  12. I like ! Super recipe Sona :)
    One of my favourite bowl to munch

  13. oh yummy salad ! love olives with chick peas.

  14. I love these kinds of nutrient packed yet delicious and filling salads... Nicely captured...


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