Roasted Chickpea Salad Recipe

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This delicious chickpea salad is full of flavor and is easy to make. This vegan recipe starts with roasting chickpeas with spices and then combining them with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and tahini dressing for a healthy and filling meal.

Why You’ll Love this Chickpea Salad

This salad recipe makes two large salad servings, or four side salad servings. It’s easily doubled if you need to feed more people. It’s vegan and naturally gluten-free.

Because the chickpeas are roasted with spices, they develop a wonderful flavor. The fresh veggies and the rich tahini dressing make the whole salad meld together beautifully in a hearty and healthy dish.


Ingredients for a Roasted Chickpea Salad

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 head lettuce*
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini

*I used red leaf lettuce. You could also use romaine, green leaf lettuce, or butter lettuce.


How to Make This Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Combine the chickpeas, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, paprika, cumin, and turmeric. Tossing till the chickpeas are fully coated in spices. 
  3. Place the chickpeas on a foil-lined baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, chop the lettuce and vegetables for the salad. 
  5. Combine the lemon juice, tahini, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Whisk till fully combined. If dressing is too thick, add a teaspoon of water at a time and whisk till it’s thin enough to drizzle. 
  6. Combine the lettuce and cucumber in a large bowl, toss with half the dressing. Then top with the chickpeas, tomatoes, avocado, and the remainder of the dressing. 

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Tips for Making Chickpea Salad

  • This recipe is hopefully straightforward and easy to make, but one quick note – to save time, so all your veggie chopping while the chickpeas are cooking. Usually, I’m a fan of having everything prepped/chopped before starting the recipe, but since you have 20 minutes of cooking time – chop the tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado then.
  • The other big tip for this recipe is to use a rimmed baking sheet. Chickpeas like to roll around, so don’t use a flat cookie sheet to cook them. These are the baking sheets I use, and I love them.

I hope you love this chickpea salad recipe as much as I do!

Yield: 2 servings

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

This delicious chickpea salad is full of flavor and is easy to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 head lettuce*
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Combine the chickpeas, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, paprika, cumin, and turmeric. Tossing till the chickpeas are fully coated in spices. 
  3. Place the chickpeas on a foil-lined baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, chop the lettuce and vegetables for the salad. 
  5. Combine the lemon juice, tahini, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Whisk till fully combined. If dressing is too thick, add a teaspoon of water at a time and whisk till it’s thin enough to drizzle. 
  6. Combine the lettuce and cucumber in a large bowl, toss with half the dressing. Then top with the chickpeas, tomatoes, avocado, and the remainder of the dressing. 

Notes

*I used red leaf lettuce. You could also use romaine, green leaf lettuce, or butter lettuce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2763mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 27gSugar: 15gProtein: 22g

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