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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, and Bell Pepper

by Christina Cherrier – Jul 6, 2020 - Updated Aug 5, 2020  |  6 servings  –  Prep: 10 Min  –  Cook: 0 Min
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, and Bell Pepper
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad – This Mediterranean chickpea salad is a bright, colorful, and delicious salad perfect for hot summer days. Because of the protein from the chickpeas, the Mediterranean salad is hearty enough to be a meal on its own, but you can also double it as a healthy side dish. Pack it up for a savory, healthy lunch or meal prep. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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Directions

1. To make the Mediterranean chickpea salad: Mix the chickpeas, olive oil, and paprika powder in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then let rest in the refrigerator while prepping the other ingredients.

2. In the meantime, clean the cucumber, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes. Finely chop parsley and mint. Peel and finely dice the red onion.

3. In a large salad bowl, add the veggies and herbs to the chickpeas. Mix everything well and adjust seasoning again with salt and pepper. Serve the Mediterranean chickpea salad immediately, or chill in the refrigerator before serving. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Mediterranean chickpea salad recipe

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is such an easy salad recipe to make, and it’s perfect for whipping up as a side dish when you’re entertaining guests too!

  • Cut all the salad ingredients to a similar size so you can scoop all the components of the salad in one bite up along with the chickpeas.
  • Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are the same things. Both names are used interchangeably, mainly in the U.S.

What other ingredients can we add to the chickpea salad?

Feta cheese, black olives, or even avocado will upgrade this salad to another level!

What to serve with the Mediterranean chickpea salad?

This delicious chickpeas salad would pair nicely with a grilled chicken breast or grilled salmon fillet for a healthy, light meal.

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips fo the Mediterranean salad

  • To Make Ahead. Chop your cucumber, bell peppers, and onions up to 2 days in advance and store them in separate airtight storage containers in the refrigerator. Combine with the chickpeas a couple of hours before serving.
  • To Store: Keep the salad the salad for up to two days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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