Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing in a Mason Jar
Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing in a Mason Jar

We love the combination of chickpeas, crisp bell pepper, and refreshing cucumber in this Mediterranean Mason jar salad. A creamy yogurt dressing with fresh mint and garlic brings all of the flavors together. Feta and parsley add the finishing touches.

Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing

This is a great make-ahead meal to take to work or on a picnic. The chickpeas marinate in minty yogurt dressing at the bottom of the jar, while the spinach stays crisp at the top. When you’re ready to eat, just shake the jar to disperse the dressing. Pair it with grilled fish or chicken for a heartier meal. The mint dressing tasted great on those, too!

Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing

Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing
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Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing

We love the combination of chickpeas, crisp bell pepper, and refreshing cucumber in this Mediterranean Mason jar salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword chickpea salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 182 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar

Ingredients

  • ½ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic , coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground white pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley

Instructions

  1. Place yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and mint in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper if desired; mix well. Evenly divide dressing between 4 pint Mason jars. Set aside.
  3. Evenly layer chickpeas, onion, bell pepper, cucumber, cheese, and parsley on top of dressing in jars.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving.

Recipe Notes

Variations: 

Celery - Substitute ½ cup sliced celery for cucumber
Cilantro - Substitute ¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro for mint
Tomatoes - Substitute ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes for onion

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Salad with Minty Yogurt Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 535mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.