Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

A white bowl chickpea salad

5 from 9 reviews

This chickpea salad tastes as delicious as it looks, and works beautifully as the main course with fried eggplants and some crusty olive bread 🤤 , or as a side for fish, prawns or simple Za’atar spiced chicken thighs.




  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely diced
  • 1 tomato, diced seeded
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno,* finely diced


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 2 garlic cloves,* mashed into a paste
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 11/2 tsp cumin


  1. Prepare Salad. Add all the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Mix the dressing. Using a small jar with a lid, add all the ingredients. Close the lid and shake.⏤ Kids & kids at heart love this part!
  3. Combine everything! Pour the dressing over the salad and mix.
  4. Time to Wait. Let the salad marinate for 30 minutes. This will give you the maximum flavour ⏤ who doesn’t want that?
  5. Serve and enjoy! 


You can use any chilli pepper, but keep the heat level to a minimum, opt for a medium spice level pepper.

Mashing the garlic: finely chop the garlic, add a pinch of salt, then add to a mortar & pestle and mash. You can also do this with the back of the knife.

Keywords: chickpea salad, mediterranean meal ideas, fresh easy meals