Ready to level up your salad game? Our zingy Greek-Inspired Chickpea Salad Recipe is the crisp and refreshing creation you’ve been looking for — just in time for salad season.

While I’ll never balk at a bowl of kale, my regular rotation of greens has grown stale. Enter: my vegan Greek-Inspired Chickpea Salad Recipe. Packed with garden veggies and plant-based protein, this fresh and tangy creation has reinvigorated my enthusiasm for salads.    


Why You’ll Love This Greek-Inspired Chickpea Salad

  • Vegan and craveworthy: Even though we’re holding off on the feta that’s typically used in Greek salads, the sun-dried tomatoes we’re swapping in provide a rich savory, umami flavor you’ll crave. 
  • A few simple ingredients: Seasonal vegetables, tasty herbs, and a cheery vinaigrette may seem simple, but when combined, make for a nourishing salad you’ll be excited to eat again and again. 
  • Ready in minutes: You don’t need to julienne, pickle, or prep any ingredient in this recipe. This no-fuss meal comes together in less than 15 minutes. Just chop, mix, and enjoy. 
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Ingredients That Marry Taste And Nutrition

Fiber, antioxidants, healthy fats — this Greek-Inspired Chickpea Salad Recipe has it all without compromising in the delicious department. And adding chickpeas to the mix means you’re sneaking in good-for-you protein your body needs. 

Feeling adventurous? This recipe makes it easy to add in any ingredient your heart desires. Throw in cooked quinoa for a filling whole grain, top it with pepitas for a protein-rich crunch, or double up on healthy fats with a spoonful of hemp seeds. The variations are endless. 

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Greek Inspired Chickpea Salad (Serves 4)



  • 1, 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, quartered
  • ¼ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup kalamata olives, halved
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, thinly sliced (reserve oil as needed)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  1. Add chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, oregano, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Toss ingredients together until evenly combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Feel free to drizzle additional oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes. 
  3. Once mixed, cover the salad and place in the fridge to marinate until ready to serve. 
  4. Enjoy! 
greek chickpea salad recipe

Photo courtesy of Catherine Perez.

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