18 In Recipes/ Gluten Free/ Main Meal/ Diet/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Grain Free/ Salads/ Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Egg Free/ Nut Free/ Soy Free

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (Vegan)

You will love this easy to make Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Full of vibrant, fresh and tasty vegetables this vegan chickpea salad is a crowd pleaser. Gluten Free & Vegan. #glutenfreerecipes #chickpeas #chickpeasalad #vegansalad #Mediterraneanrecipes #Mediterraneanfood #veganrecipes #healthyrecipes

This healthy chickpea salad is full of vibrant fresh ingredients with a Mediterranean flair. A healthy easy to make gluten free, vegetarian and vegan salad that is perfect to serve as a side at a BBQ or take along to a potluck.

 


This salad is filled with colourful, healthy goodness! Chickpeas, olives, avocado, tomatoes, basil and red onion really bring this salad alive  –  all of their fresh flavours work really well together.

The crispy cucumber and fresh tomatoes are balanced out nicely by the creamy avocado and the salad is topped off by a simple lemon vinaigrette.

Chickpea salads like this are one of my favourite salads to serve when hosting a gathering or a BBQ, this salad is tasty, goes with anything and…… is filling!

We have had a bumper summer for tomatoes in our garden and they are still going strong, my hubby has been busy making various homemade tomato sauces and the freezer is full!

Yes he makes those not me……not sure why but he has penchant for making homemade sauces and curry pastes – which is fine by me!

You will love this easy to make Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Full of vibrant, fresh and tasty vegetables this vegan chickpea salad is a crowd pleaser. Gluten Free & Vegan. #glutenfreerecipes #chickpeas #chickpeasalad #vegansalad #Mediterraneanrecipes #Mediterraneanfood #veganrecipes #healthyrecipes

Additional Recipe Notes for making Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

The beautiful fresh flavours in this salad speak for themselves so it really does not need a fancy dressing or any extras. The simple lemon and oil vinaigrette in the recipe tops the salad off nicely, or if you can’t be bothered making a dressing and squeeze of lemon and a dash of olive oil will still work well.

Do I need to soak the chickpeas for this chickpea salad?

Chickpeas are a legume and can be hard to digest, they also contain phytates which can interfere with the absorption of minerals. Soaking your chickpeas prior to eating them means you are gaining the best nutritional value from your meal and they are much easier to digest.

If you have digestive issues or autoimmune issues in particular then I strongly urge you to use dried chickpeas and soak and cook them before use. If you usually experience gas or bloating from chickpeas or legumes then soaking them will make a big difference!

How do I soak chickpeas?

Cover 1 cup of dried chickpeas with warm water and 2 Tbspn of lemon juice.  Leave covered to soak for 24 hours.

How do I cook chickpeas?

After soaking the chickpeas thoroughly rinse and drain them. Put in a pot and cover with water, add 1 tspn sea salt. Bring to the boil and leave to boil for 10 minutes, skim off any foam then reduce to a simmer and cook until tender. This may take 1-1.5 hours. Keep an eye out for foaming, this typically occurs in the first 20 minutes. If you keep seeing foam then reduce the heat and you may need to cook for a bit longer.

For this salad you need three cups of cooked chickpeas, you may have some leftover if you are cooking your own using dried chickpeas, it will depend on the age of the chickpeas you are using as they can vary in size.

You will love this easy to make Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Full of vibrant, fresh and tasty vegetables this vegan chickpea salad is a crowd pleaser. Gluten Free & Vegan. #glutenfreerecipes #chickpeas #chickpeasalad #vegansalad #Mediterraneanrecipes #Mediterraneanfood #veganrecipes #healthyrecipes

If you are looking for other tasty salads you may like to try:

Healthy Broccoli Salad (No Mayo)

Beetroot, Avocado & Quinoa Salad with Spiced Walnuts & Mint

Sweet Potato & Feta Salad with Pomegranate & Pecans

Loaded Lentil Salad

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

For more tasty recipes and to see what I’ve been getting up to you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.

Have a lovely week!

Hope x

You will love this easy to make Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Full of vibrant, fresh and tasty vegetables this vegan chickpea salad is a crowd pleaser. Gluten Free & Vegan. #glutenfreerecipes #chickpeas #chickpeasalad #vegansalad #Mediterraneanrecipes #Mediterraneanfood #veganrecipes #healthyrecipes

Serves 6

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

A delicious chickpea salad full of Mediterranean flavours

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe

5 based on 11 review(s)

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed or 2 cans of chickpeas 400gm/15oz*see additional recipe notes above
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cups cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper/capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 avocado, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbspn fresh basil
  • 1 Tbspn fresh flat leaf parsley
  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients minus the basil and parsley into a bowl and combine.
  2. Add the ingredients for the dressing into a jug or a jar and whisk with a fork.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
  4. Can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

Note the above preparation time does not include soaking and cooking the chickpeas. If you would like more information on soaking and cooking chickpeas please see the additional recipe information in the blog post. The nutritional values shown are an approximate only and will vary depending on if you serve this as a side or a main.

Tags

Cuisines
Mediterranean
Occasions
Summer
Courses
Main Course
Salad
Side
Cooking
No Bake
Diet
vegetarian
pescetarian
Vegan
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

308 cal

Fat

21 g

Carbs

26 g

Protein

8 g
Click Here For Full Nutrition, Exchanges, and My Plate Info
7.8.1.2
78
https://lovefoodnourish.com/mediterranean-chickpea-salad-vegan/

Other recipes you may like to try:

Eggplant Bruschetta (Paleo & Vegan)

This healthy eggplant bruschetta recipe makes a healthy alternative to your classic bruschetta using delicious baked eggplant as the base. Topped with pesto, Mediterranean style veggies and dollops of cashew cheese this eggplant brucchetta recipe will become a new household favourite. Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan and Whole 30 compliant.#eggplant #bruschetta #paleorecipes #appetizer #paleo #glutenfreerecipes #dairyfree #grainfree #mediterraneandiet

Moroccan Chickpea Stew (Vegan)

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Gado Gado Indonesian Salad (Gluten Free)

Gado Gado Salad

You Might Also Like

18 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelly
    February 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm What a fresh and beautiful salad. Great colors and nutrients!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm Thanks Kelly!
  • Reply
    Tessa Simpson
    February 20, 2019 at 6:40 am Man oh man does this salad call tome! A full meal with fresh and light flavors!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm Thanks Tessa, it is a great way to get lots of fresh ingredients into one dish!
  • Reply
    Raia Todd
    February 21, 2019 at 9:24 am Sounds easy and refreshing!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm Thanks Raia, it is! :)
  • Reply
    Annemarie
    February 24, 2019 at 3:05 am This looks so flavorful! I love all the different colors and textures going on.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm Thanks Annemarie!
  • Reply
    Laura Duffy
    February 24, 2019 at 6:35 am What a beautiful salad! I love that you advise to soak the chickpeas. Legumes don't usually agree with me, but soaking them does help. Great recipe!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm Thanks Laura! Yes for sure - soaking can make a big difference :)
  • Reply
    Kari - Get Inspired Everyday!
    February 24, 2019 at 11:37 am Oh yum, I've been craving nothing but fresh veggies lately and this would perfectly hit the spot!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 28, 2019 at 3:01 pm Thanks Kari! Its a great way to get a good dose of veggies in :)
  • Reply
    Zuzana
    February 24, 2019 at 10:27 pm Love the mixture you manage to put together to get the best colors as well.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 28, 2019 at 3:01 pm Thank you Zuzana!
  • Reply
    Leslie
    February 25, 2019 at 3:56 pm Beautiful! I love chickpeas every once in a while and this is exactly how I want them!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm Thanks Leslie! I hope you enjoy it :)
  • Reply
    Anne Lawton
    February 26, 2019 at 1:39 am I love salads and always looking for a new one to try. Adding this one to my list,
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      February 28, 2019 at 3:02 pm Great, I hope you like it! :)

    Leave a Reply

    Rate this recipe:

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.