You can create a chickpea salad packed with a protein punch without adding meat!

This chickpea salad with feta cheese and avocado will keep you full for hours. It satisfies anyone who is craving salt, sweet, cheesy or juicy. I love chickpeas, and this beautiful chickpea salad combines all of my favorite fresh vegetables in one delicious bite.

saladmenu chickpea salad with feta cheese

What is the difference between garbanzo beans or chickpeas salad?

In short, they are the same thing- the same legume. The term “chickpea” is used more by English speakers, while the term “garbanzo” came from the Spanish language and used more in European countries. No matter what you call it, chickpeas are packed with fiber, protein and contain minerals and vitamins. The nutty taste and grainy texture of chickpeas pair well with other ingredients and foods (like this salad).

saladmenu chickpea salad with feta cheese

Benefits of Chickpea

  • Low in calories– 46 per 1 ounce

  • Fiber – slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream.

  • Protein– essential for the muscles, cartilage, skin, bones, and blood.

  • Iron– need to carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

  • Manganese– promotes healthy nerve and brain function.

saladmenu chickpea salad with feta cheese and avocado

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Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese and Tomatoes

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: appetizer, chickpea salad, side dish salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 240

Ingredients

  • 12 oz canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 english cucumber quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 7 oz feta cheese crumbled or chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and diced

Dressing

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried chives (fresh works too, chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all of the salad ingredients together.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together all dressing ingredients. After you mix the salad with the dressing, add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with chives (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1195IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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