Budget-friendly chickpeas serve as the base of this simple and hearty salad that comes together in about 5 minutes.Lemony chickpea salad. Fresh and healthy. Get the recipe!

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.

About The Recipe: Lemony Chickpea Salad

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:

  • Chopped kale
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Grilled chicken

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:

Summery kitchen sink salad recipe with creamy BBQ dressing

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Roasted kidney bean and garbanzo bean snack mix

Indian-spiced chickpea and peanut salad

Honey-roasted garbanzo beans

Roasted garbanzo beans

Falafel salad

Sun-dried tomato and chickpea dip

Lemony chickpea salad recipe: This is a super cheap recipe that takes about 5 minutes to make!

Lemony Chickpea Salad

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Chickpeas are super cheap and versatile. This entire recipe costs less than $2.00 to make. You can purchase the spinach from the grocery store salad bar if you don't want to buy an entire bag.


  • 15.5 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • Handful of spinach, chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped

For Dressing

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon


  1. Drain chickpeas and rinse with cold water. Combine chickpeas, spinach, and chopped tomato in a bowl.
  2. To make dressing, whisk all ingredients together. Pour dressing over chickpea mixture, chill, and serve.

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