Summer Chickpea Salad

This salad of crunchy radishes, juicy cherry tomatoes, mild green onions, chickpeas, and feta is delicious with or without lettuce.

For a different spin, we combined our leftover bean mixture with a can of tuna — and it was a revelation. Keep the mixture separate from the salad greens until you’re ready to serve, then top the summer chickpea salad with creamy avocado slices.

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Summer Chickpea Salad

This bright salad is hearty and full of delicious flavors.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpea salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 Servings, about ½ cup chickpeas over greens
Calories 153 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 4 tsp. olive oil extra virgin
  • 6 medium red radishes ends trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup halved tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese (1/2 oz.)
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, mustard, and garlic in a small bowl; whisk to blend.

  2. Slowly add oil, whisking continuously until blended. Set aside.

  3. Combine radishes, green onions, chickpeas, and tomatoes in a large serving bowl. 

  4. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to blend.

  5. Evenly arrange greens on six serving plates. Top evenly with chickpea mixture, cheese, and avocado. 

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Summer Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photograph by Kirsten Morningstar.