No matter how bare my cupboards are getting, I seem to always have a can of chickpeas on hand. I have averted mealtime disaster many times because of my beloved chickpeas. This salad was no exception.
This is an easy, quick, and cheap salad that you can throw together in about five minutes. It’s great for a quick lunch, served with crackers or a slice of whole grain toast. Although the basic recipe below is quite tasty, you could add in chopped kale, kalamata olives, Feta cheese, grilled chicken, etc.
If you’re craving a garbanzo bean salad that’s a little fancier and a bit more substantial than this one, try this summery kitchen sink salad with creamy BBQ dressing:
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Lemony Chickpea Salad Recipe
Yield: 2 servings
Total Time: 5 min
Chickpeas are super cheap and versatile. This entire recipe costs less than $2. You can purchase the spinach from the grocery store salad bar if you don't want to buy an entire bag.
1 can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Handful of spinach, chopped
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of fine grain sea salt
Zest from 1/2 lemon
Drain chickpeas and rinse with cold water. Combine chickpeas, spinach, and chopped tomato in a bowl.
To make dressing, whisk all ingredients together. Pour dressing over chickpea mixture, chill, and serve.