Chickpea Salad

For the fourth day of the marathon, I made chickpea salad. Last year, I mention about my new love affair with these legumes and it is still on. Now, I am not the only one who is in live this legume, Mr.U has also fallen in love with, he has fallen for the salad, more than the chickpeas. I made chickpea salad last week as a side dish and Mr.U loved it. He wants me to make it every 2-3 days. This salad is healthy and filling, just perfect if one is considering cutting down carbs. It is rich in protein and fiber, making it a fulfilling meal.

Kind of vegetables and the quantities used can be adjust to your choice. I have used tomatoes, red onions & cucumbers today. Sometimes add substitute tomatoes with carrots and sometimes I add both. I made this salad with five ingredients and counted vinaigrette as one of the five.

Chickpeas Salad


  1. ¾ cup cooked Chickpeas canned or frozen or freshly cooked
  2. 4-5 Cherry Tomatoes cut in half or quarters, depending on the size
  3. ½ Kirby diced
  4. ½ small Red Onion dice
  5. Vinaigrette
    • 1 ½ – 2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 1 ½ – 2 tsp. Lime Juice
    • 1/3 tsp. Chili Powder
    • 1/8 tsp. Salt


  • Wash and cut the vegetables into desired size.
  • If using canned chickpea, drain the chickpea and run it under fresh water. If using frozen chickpeas, wash it in water and microwave for 30 seconds to thaw it.
  • Make the vinaigrette but mixing all the ingredients under vinaigrette and whisk it lightly.
  • Take vegetables and chickpeas in a serving bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over it and toss it.
  • Serve it chilled or as it is.

I usually cook soak chickpeas overnight and pressure cook it for 6 whistles with some salt or until cooked. I do it in bulk and freeze it in small ziploc bags.

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Blogging Marathon: To know more about the various themes and participating bloggers for this marathon, checkout the blogging marathon page on Srivalli’s blog.

Event Entry: I am sending this salad to MLLA # 38, an event started by Susan.

12 Responses to Chickpea Salad

  1. Looks very colourful and healthy!!!

  2. a nutritious salad indeed!

  3. very healthy

  4. Very healthy and nutritious too :-) I add a dash of lime juice to perk it up !

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  5. Even i love this simple,refreshing,nutritious and fabulous salad,my fav.

  6. Simple and healthy salad…

  7. Is Kirby a type of cucumber. Please elaborate.


  8. I love this too..:)

  9. beautiful salad.

  10. We love it too!

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