In The Kitchen with Tamiko | Chickpea Salad

We hope the new year is off to a lovely start.  We are already mid-month and we've been in hibernation mode.  That means lots of comfort food while we recuperate from the holiday season.  This week we want to give our bodies a break from carbs, sugar and meat.  Let's spice up something fun and healthy in the salad category.


Photography by Traci Giles Photography

Let's make a Chickpea Salad that's packed with flavor and protein. Not only is it healthy it's also delicious, and will last for days in the refrigerator, for lunch or leftover dinner.  You can add chicken breasts to make it a hearty dinner, or avocado to add a creamy buttery texture.

  • Canned Chickpeas aka Garbanzo Beans {to save time}
  • Red Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Bell Peppers {Red or Yellow or Both to add more color}
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Parsley {Dried parsley won't have the same flavorful impact}
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Feta Cheese
  • Chicken Breasts

*If you're using Avocado, make sure to add it just before serving so it doesn't turn brown if left out too long.

SALAD DRESSING {season to taste}
  • Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Dried Cilantro 

This salad is super easy, especially since you're using canned chickpeas that you only need to rinse, to remove excess salt.  It's also full of fresh ingredients so keeping the dressing light is key. 

We hope you'll enjoy this quick, easy and healthy salad!


AWH xoxo

2 Responses


January 25, 2023

@Connie Thank you! It’s delicious! For easy prep you can use any beans that don’t require cooking, to save time. However, you can choose to roast or bake your beans to add more flavor to your salad. Enjoy!


January 25, 2023

The salad looks beautiful! I can’t wait to make it. Can I substitute the beans for another type?

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