This healthy chickpea salad is full of vibrant fresh ingredients with a Mediterranean flair. A healthy easy to make gluten free, vegetarian and vegan salad that is perfect to serve as a side at a BBQ or take along to a potluck. Inspired by

Mediterranean Chickpea salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed or 2 cans of chickpeas 400gm/15oz
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cups cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper/capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 avocado, peeled, and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (Dressing)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice (Dressing)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (Dressing)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (Dressing)


  • Add all ingredients minus the basil and parsley into a bowl and combine.
  • Add the ingredients for the dressing into a jug or a jar and whisk with a fork.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
  • Can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Note the above preparation time does not include soaking and cooking the chickpeas.