Chickpea Salad - Balila

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Leahs Kitchen

I love this salad, the ingredients and the flavors are great. It is a fresh yet flavorful salad that can be used as a side dish or main dish lunch as I usually make it. I found this recipe in The Arab Table by: May Bsisu a few years back and have been making it ever since.

Top Review by Rigelian7

This always gets requested by my friends at cookouts. I replace the onion with chopped cucumber and serve with toasted pita and lettuce leaves for utensil free snacking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas(if using canned) and place in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the onions and jalapeno.
  3. Whisk together the garlic, salt, cumin, lemon juice, and olive oil.
  4. Pour the dressing over the chickpeas and onions and stir gently to coat the salad.
  5. Spoon out into a serving dish and garnish with tomato, parsley, cayenne and feta cheese.
  6. Enjoy!

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