This Lemony Chickpea Salad is light and fresh, full of so much flavor and is easily made in just 5 minutes or less! 


Chickpeas might seriously be one of the greatest items ever to be canned.  They’re high in protein/fiber, low in fat, and just so happen to taste pretty freakin’ amazing.  Also, the possibilities are endless in the amount of recipes you can come up with using these delicious beans!

This chickpea salad tastes so light and flavorful using fresh herbs, lemon and a hint of red pepper for some added spice.  Oh and I should probably mention this literally takes less than 5 minutes to throw together.  I was sold on that fact alone, especially considering how busy I’ve been these days.  I’m constantly on the hunt for healthy snacks that are easy to make which take little to no effort so that during the week I’m not tempted to grab fast food or something ungodly horrible for me.

This would be a perfect example.
You’re welcome.


And with Gold Cup right around the corner (um yeah, this weekend to be exact), I’m bound and determined to slip myself into that skinny little dress I’ve had hanging in my closet for over 3 months now.

Yes I plan for events well in advance.
Don’t judge.

So whether you’re looking for a healthy snack idea or just plain love the taste of chickpeas, this recipe is perfect for anyone!  And hey, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind losing a pound or two.

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Lemony Chickpea Salad

This Lemony Chickpea Salad is light and fresh, full of so much flavor and is easily made in just 5 minutes or less! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, crushed red pepper, garlic and parsley. Toss in chickpeas, cover and allow them to marinate for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.7g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 3.2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Ch4 says:

    You can add a red onion, tomato, and green chili to it. You can sprinkle cumin powder for extra flavor. It tastes wonderful and is a favorite flavor in Indian cuisine. This tastes pretty good as a salad.

  2. Mrs C says:

    This is the fastest I’ve ever gone from Google –> lunch in front of me. Yummy, really tasty. Super for a light summer flavour, and filling too. I threw in a chopped up red bell pepper that was lying around.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I love chickpea ! They are delicious, but I make them a different way almost similar to how you make them. I add tomatoes, onion, Serrano peppers, cilantro, a tbs of olive oil and lemon juice, and a bit of oregano & I am in heaven!(:

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very good recipe, especially since it is only 3 points and very fulling. For a few extra points you can add avacado and onions….my husband even liked it and he does not like chick peas or avacados! Love it!

  5. Groceries Melbourne says:

    It is easy to make healthy chickpea salad with lemon and parsley. You can also try this dish with a salty and sweet honey, soy and sesame glaze. Thanks for providing this easy method to make this chickpea salad.

  6. Alexis says:

    This looks delicious! I mentioned it on my blog today; I shared a photo and the link.

  7. Hanna says:

    Mmmmmm……I love chick peas!!!

  8. Angie Fenton says:

    I just made this and its so good! Im going to eat this all spring long.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Less body hatred, moar tasty recipes!