Lemony Chickpea Salad is a quick (5 minute), easy and healthy side dish, featuring chickpeas (garbanzo beans), in a light lemon, olive oil, and garlic dressing.Lemony Chickpea Salad / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I collect cookbooks, and love adding new ones to my collection. Recently I was fortunate enough to buy a couple cookbooks with gift cards I received for Christmas. While checking out my new “Cooking Light” cookbook, I found a super quick and light recipe for Lemony Chickpea Salad. The lemony chickpea salad looked good, so I decided to give it a try!

NOTE: Did you know chickpeas are from the legume family, and are a great source of healthy protein, dietary fiber, and contain numerous vitamins and minerals? You can learn more about this nutritious legume here.

Less than 5 minutes later I had this simple, yet great tasting, healthy side dish! The recipe for lemony chickpea salad is healthy, easy to make, and DELICIOUS!

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Here’s How Simple It Is To Make Lemony Chickpea Salad

First, rinse and drain a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). That’s about the hardest thing you will need to do to make this side salad!

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) draining in colander

Ready To Serve Lemony Chickpea Salad

Place the rinsed, drained chickpeas in a serving bowl. Add olive oil, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper. Stir to fully combine the chickpeas with the light lemon dressing and the herbs and spices.

Chickpeas mixed with lemon juice, olive oil and parsley in bowl

That’s it! See? I told you this healthy side salad was EASY!! Garnish the lemony chickpea salad with a lemon slice and a fresh sprig of parsley, if desired.  Serve salad at room temperature, for best taste!

Lemony chickpea salad with parsley and lemon garnish in white bowl

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Recipe Source: The cookbook “Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals”, published by Oxmoor House, Inc., 2010, page 62.

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Lemony Chickpea Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
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Total Time
5 mins
Lemony Chickpea Salad is a quick (5 minute), easy and healthy side dish, featuring chickpeas (garbanzo beans), in a light lemon, olive oil, and garlic dressing.
Category: Salad/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemony chickpea salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 153 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper
  1. Place drained chickpeas into small serving bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice, olive oil, chopped parsley, minced garlic and crushed red pepper.
  3. Stir very well, to fully combine ingredients.
  4. Serve at room temperature. (If you are making this ahead of time, cover and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator half an hour before serving, to allow olive oil in recipe to liquefy again!).
  5. Enjoy this light and healthy side salad.
Recipe Notes

Recipe makes approx. 4 (1/2 cup) servings, but is EASILY doubled.

Nutrition Facts
Lemony Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 153
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lemony Chickpea Salad

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