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

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

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Falafel salad

Sun-dried tomato and chickpea dip

Lemony Chickpea Salad

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.