Easy chickpea salad recipe with lemon, fresh dill, crisp cucumber and tomatoes that’s quick to make and can be made in advance. Jump to the Chickpea Salad Recipe or watch a quick recipe video showing you how we make it.
I love this chickpea salad, because it’s so easy to make!
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Eat This Chickpea Salad Now Or Later
We keep things really simple and use canned chickpeas, but you could definitely use home cooked chickpeas instead. There’s lots of crisp cucumber and tomato added and the dressing is really simple — just lemon, olive oil, mustard and a little honey. We eat this straight out of the bowl, but it’s also great for topping salad greens.
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You only need 15 minutes for this salad and can even make it ahead of time. The salad is great a few hours after preparing it. If you are hoping to make it a day in advance, you can, just leave out the tomatoes.
Cut tomatoes don’t hold up too well overnight, so make the salad without them then add some freshly cut tomatoes just before serving.
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Recipe updated, originally posted December 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne
Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe with Lemon and Dill
This chickpea salad is one of our favorite things to make. I love how quick and simple it is. Eat this straight out of the bowl or use it to top salad greens. We love the combination of lemon and dill, but the salad is just as delicious with other fresh herbs — try basil, parsley, or even fresh mint.
You Will Need
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas or 3 cups cooked chickpeas
1 medium thin-skinned cucumber, often called hothouse or English
6 small tomatoes
1 1/2 ounces feta cheese (substitute crumbled goat cheese)
1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill (feathery fronds and tender stems only)
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Open, drain and rinse the chickpeas, and then add to a large bowl.
Cut the cucumbers into quarters, lengthwise, and then chop into bite-size chunks. Cut the tomatoes into small wedges. Add the cucumbers and tomatoes to the chickpeas then break the feta cheese into crumbles on top.
In a medium bowl, make the dressing. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey, and the fresh dill together then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Make-Ahead: This salad can be made a few hours in advance. If you plan to make it a day in advance, we recommend leaving the tomatoes out of the salad, and then cutting and adding them just before serving since they are more fragile and will wilt more quickly than the cucumbers and chickpeas.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.