Recipes for Summer Sustenance: Chickpea Salad

June 5, 2019

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that can "wow" your guests at your next summer cookout? Look no further. This simple, easy-to-make, chickpea salad is packed with flavor, fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, and various vitamins and minerals. It's sure to be a fan favorite at any occasion! 

Serving Size: 1/3 Cup. 

Recipe Yields: 6 Servings 



  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into 1/4 inch chunks 
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt
  • 2 cups of chickpeas, drained and rinsed


  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of extra version olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Chop the tomato, cucumber, red onion, and basil and add to large bowl.
  2. Add chickpeas to large bowl.
  3. Prepare the dressing by whisking all the ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the vinaigrette and toss ingredients in bowl.
  5. For best flavor, allow to sit overnight in vinaigrette so that the chickpea salad can absorb the flavor of the vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 

Calories: 185cal

Carbohydrates: 15 grams

Fat: 10 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Sodium: 225mg

- Lauren Falcone, RD, Jefferson Health in New Jersey