This chickpea salad is loaded with fresh crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, tangy olives and lots of other super yummy ingredients. The lemon vinaigrette gives this salad all the Greek vibes, and it gets better and better as it sits. So, make it ahead and get ready for your taste buds to do a little dance as soon as they meet this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad.
This is one of the easiest salads you will ever make. Wanna know the best part? The star-player is a can of beans! Chickpeas, a.k.a. Garbanzo beans, are packed full of fiber and protein and are known for all the health benefits they provide. They’re super yummy slightly roasted or puréed into hummus, but for this recipe, I just rinsed them and let them shine in their truest form.
When it comes to the vegetables, I’ll let you know what I used in the recipe below, but you can play around and make this salad you’re own! If you don’t like tomatoes, skip them, or if you really love cucumbers, add a few extra. You can even toss in some chopped bell pepper or red onion if you’d like. Whatever you do, don’t skip the lemon vinaigrette! It’s what gives this salad a whole lot of out-of-this-world flavor.