A simple Greek Chickpea Salad that is perfect on it’s own or as a side dish with chicken, beef, or pork. This salad uses a combination of canned chickpeas, crisp veggies, salty feta cheese, and a super easy Greek vinaigrette to tie everything together. This salad is gluten-free and vegetarian but not lacking in flavor at all. This yummy 10 minute recipe is sure to become a favorite!
Healthy and Fresh Greek Chickpea Salad
Ok, let’s talk about this chickpea salad! If you have never had one before then you might be just a little skeptical about the whole chickpea salad situation but allow me to reassure you…it is SO GOOD.
My husband and I like to go to a local deli after church and their version of a chickpea salad is one of my favorite side dishes that they offer. It is hearty, fresh, and full of so much flavor thanks to feta cheese and an easy vinaigrette.
This Greek chickpea salad recipe is my spin on the dish and I know you will love it. This recipe has minimal ingredients and will take you just a few minutes to make.
The best part about this salad is that it gets better as it sits. It’s a great recipe to whip up at the beginning of the week and have on hand for a simple lunch or side dish all week long.
Simple No-Cook Ingredients
Chickpeas: To keep this recipe easy, you can use canned chickpeas. Just be sure to drain and rinse them before using them to make the salad.
Veggies: The veggies in this recipe are a combination of crisp red and green bell peppers as well as red onion. All of the veggies are chopped small to ensure you don’t get a huge bite of red onion. There is also some fresh dill in the mix for even more flavor.
Feta Cheese: The star of this recipe, next to the chickpeas, is the salty blocks of feta cheese. So good.
Easy Greek Vinaigrette: Last but not least, the easy Greek vinaigrette brings all of the ingredients together to make a super flavor-filled salad. The dressing is a combo of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and herbs. Nothing too fancy and so easy to make. Just add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
How to Serve This Salad
This easy salad is great all on its own but we love to serve it as a side dish. It’s particularly yummy with chicken, beef, or pork. Just serve it on the side of your favorite protein for a hearty and filling meal!