Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a staple ingredient in many cultures around the world, and for good reason. They are a nutritious source of plant-based protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients, making them a great addition to a healthy and balanced diet. This delicious chickpea salad recipe showcases the versatility and flavor of chickpeas in a fresh and colorful dish. Enjoy the fresh and flavorful goodness of this chickpea salad as a delicious and healthy side dish or light lunch!
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper diced
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1 small cucumber diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, diced bell peppers, diced red onion, diced cucumber, halved cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley, and chopped mint.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well combined. Serve immediately along side grilled fish or chicken.