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chickpeas, spinach salad in a white bowl

Chickpea Salad

A crunchy, fresh, fast and fabulous salad!  Simple chickpeas (or garbanzos), mixed up with cucumber,  spinach, feta and a one minute vinaigrette dressing!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
151 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained or garbanzo beans
  • 1 english cucumber, quartered and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced make sure to buy them pitted
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar can sub red wine or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or about 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all salad ingredients in large bowl.

  2. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in jar and shake.

  3. Pour vinaigrette over salad ingredients.  Cover and store up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Serve with simple grilled chicken or salmon for a complete meal.
Makes great lunch meal prep. Keep the spinach on the side and toss at the last minute for more crunch.
Add or sub suggestion: chopped broccoli, roasted red peppers, corn and carrots.

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 422mg18%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1710IU34%
Vitamin C 31.2mg38%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.