Mediterranean Chickpea Salad


Here is another delicious no cook salad. I made this recently, as It’s still too hot too cook! This is another quick recipe that you can put together in about 15 mins. I just stirred all the ingredients together and put it in the fridge for the flavors to blend together. The original recipe calls for olives. Sorry, I hate olives; so I omitted them. Who likes olives anyways? Also, I cut this recipe in half. Not everyone in my family likes chickpeas, so I didn’t want to make too much and have it spoil in the fridge.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad


(15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
medium cucumber, chopped
bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 c. chopped kalamata olives
1/2 c. crumbled feta
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
*Tip from a cooking lunch an learn lesson with a McMaster University Chef* – when cutting cucumbers up to put in a salad, cut out the seeds to keep them from going mushy!


1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper



1. In a large bowl toss together chickpeas, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, olives, and feta. Season with salt and pepper.



2. In a jar fitted with a lid, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Shake until emulsified, then season with salt and pepper.

3. Dress salad with vinaigrette and serve.



For my other recent posts on no cook salads see:  Too Hot To Cook, and Caprese Pasta Salad

P.S. If you like olives, let me know. I am curious to know how many people actually like them 🙂

Interesting Footnote:

According to Wikipedia, “In 1793, ground-roast chickpeas were noted by a German writer as a substitute for coffee in Europe … and are still sometimes brewed instead of coffee.”




3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellie Voutsinas says:

    Made a cooked version of this without cheese and some lean chicken, it was great! Added mushrooms and a tomato sauce for lunch the next day *chef’s kiss*

    Liked by 1 person

  2. autoblot says:

    For the record, I like olives. The green ones though. Not so much the black ones. 😛


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