Greek-Style Chickpea Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a light, healthy, and refreshing salad! I found this gem in the Cook's Illustrated "The Best Light Recipe" book and I have made it many times since. Basically you are just chopping things up and throwing them together in a bowl so even the kids can help with this one. Very tasty, and excellent served over a bed of greens and herb garlic pita chips. I've tweaked it ever so slightly. This salad can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Season with additional lemon juice, salt, pepper, and oil as needed before serving. Very easy clean up, and your salad is ready in less than 20 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, toss together chickpeas, onion, cucumber, mint, feta and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olives, mustard, oil, and garlic.
  3. Pour dressing into the large bowl with chickpeas and vegetables until combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

I just whipped up this healthy salad for our lunches tomorrow. Yum! It is really flavorful and easy to prepare. The only change I made was to add extra kalamatas and a little more feta. I already copied this down because I will make it again. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny January 09, 2011

Very good salad. I added more kalamata olives and cucumbers. I also subbed basil for the mint and used one cup of it. Next time I will increase the lemon. Yum!

Maito August 18, 2008

made this for lunch - halved the recipe and added a little more feta and kalamata olive. Also added more lemon juice and pepper. This was :yummy:!!! Made for Holiday Tag!

Redsie April 28, 2008