Veggie Loaded Chick Pea Salad

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This Chick Pea Salad is loaded with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and spinach. The longer you let the vegetables and garbanzo beans soak in the dressing, the better it tastes which makes it the perfect make-ahead recipe.

Chick Pea Salad Recipe that is Loaded with Veges

Keep a can of chick peas in your pantry and you can make this salad on a whim. Add whatever fresh vegetables you have in the refrigerator to the mix and you’ve got one delish and super healthy salad.

I’m always stocked with protein-packed, fiber-filled chick peas (a.k.a garbanzo beans.) It’s not too obvious how much I like this legume…is it?! Here are some popular recipes on The Dinner-Mom site where chick peas work their magic:

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Chick Pea Salad Loaded with Veggies

Pack Chick Pea Salad in Mason Jars for an Easy Lunch

This “recipe” for salad is really more of an idea to be customized. Fill up a bowl with your favorite vegetables, chick peas plus a little olive oil and red wine vinegar. I used cucumbers, carrots, red onion, tomatoes and spinach. Red or green peppers, hearts of palm and celery would be nice too. You can enjoy this salad right away.

However, the flavors meld together over time and the mixture tastes even better the next day which makes it a perfect mason jar salad.  It stays fresh for at least 3 days in the refrigerator.

Chick Pea Salad Topped with Feta Cheese

Top this salad with crumbled feta cheese. Or, for a dairy-free or vegan version, leave off the cheese. Either way, I guarantee you’ll be stocking more cans of chick peas!

Veggie Loaded Chick Pea Salad

Loaded Chick Pea Salad

Carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and spinach marinate in a red wine vinegar dressing. The longer you let the vegetables and garbanzo beans soak in the dressing, the better it tastes which makes it the perfect make-ahead recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 102kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chick peas garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced (approx. 1/2 onion)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber diced (approx. 1/2 a large cucumber)
  • 1/2 cup tomato diced approx. 1 plum tomato
  • 1/2 cup carrot sliced thin (about 1 large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves sliced into strips
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Preferably, refrigerate for about 2 hours so that flavors meld.
  • Top with feta cheese.

Notes

Leave out carrots and use low-fat cheese to keep recipe South Beach Phase 1 compliant.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 151mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 62% | Vitamin C: 6.4% | Calcium: 6.5% | Iron: 2.8%
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Enjoy!

Healthy Chick Pea Salad with feta cheese is loaded with vetetables and is perfect packed in mason jars for lunches all week. Make ahead because it tastes even better after it marinates!

 

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Comments

  1. I’m obsessed with chick peas! This salad sounds awesome!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says

    I ADORE chickpeas…and this salad sounds simple and deeeelish! Pinned!

  3. This is the kind of salad I love. Lots of veggies and a light vinaigrette. I would even love it on a sandwich.

  4. This sounds so good – I’d love to have a container of this in my fridge to add to green salads throughout the week!

  5. What a great looking salad! I love chick peas!

  6. I absolutely LOVE chick peas! Great salad!

  7. We always have a can of chickpeas in our fridge! And – I think I have everything else to make this delicious, healthy salad!

  8. This looks so easy but I bet has so much flavor! Love easy meals!

  9. This looks delicious and healthy!

  10. I love this recipe. My family would gobble this up so quick. I would barely get this on the table and it would be gone.

  11. That is by far the prettiest chick pea salad I’ve ever seen.

  12. I would so love to have this in my fridge to snack on throughout the day. Yum!

  13. You had me at chickpeas! What a great salad.

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