Favorite Chickpea Salad

4.8 from 49 reviews

This chickpea salad recipe is the best! Keep this healthy chickpea salad in the fridge—it’s the perfect side salad, snack and meal component. It’s vegan and gluten free, too! Recipe yields 4 generous side salads or 6 medium.

best chickpea salad recipe


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (about 1 bunch)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion (about 1/2 small)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 2 ribs)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 to 1 1/2 lemons), or more if needed
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Toss until combined. Taste and add additional lemon juice, salt, or pepper if necessary.
  2. Serve immediately, or chill until you’re ready to serve. Leftovers keep well, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days.


This recipe comes straight from my cookbook, Love Real Food.

Serving suggestions: Enjoy this salad as-is or serve it over greens or literally anything that could use some substance and vegetables (nachos or pasta, even). It’s nice with crumbled feta cheese as well.

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