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Garden Chickpea Salad

Looking for a summer dish with a difference? Combine colorful crunchy veggies with soft feta cheese and good-for-you garbanzos. If you like, add sliced, cooked chicken or lamb. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 3/4 cup canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 small zucchini, julienned
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens


  • For dressing, in a dry small skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat until aromatic, stirring frequently. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in tomato, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • In a bowl, combine chickpeas, carrot, zucchini, green onions, parsley, radishes, cheese and walnuts. Stir in 1/3 cup dressing.
  • To serve, divide greens between two plates; top with chickpea mixture. Drizzle with remaining dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 492 calories, 38g fat (6g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 619mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • Debra
    Aug 4, 2020

    Great flavour, texture and colours! I loved this and will definitely make again. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  • darlyn29
    Oct 7, 2017

    Excellent and easy! I had most everything in my pantry and fridge which was nice. Common ingredients but very tasty. I also used ground cumin to save time.

  • kimspacc
    Aug 23, 2016

    Wonderful! I used a small amount of ground cumin instead. The dressing has a bit of "zip" without overpowering sensitive taste buds.

  • elfeonline
    Jul 15, 2016

    Just delicious. I used only 1/2 of the parsley and substituted cilantro for the other half. Fast and easy.

  • katlaydee3
    May 1, 2016

    No comment left

  • Beema
    Apr 27, 2016

    This delicious salad was republished in the April May issue of Country Woman, and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be a winner on my table. Other than omitting the walnuts I made it exactly as stated, and would not change a thing.. unless, you like an extra kick, as some of the other reviewers mentioned.

  • lizv1
    Dec 9, 2011

    Really enjoyed this.....I like a bit of kick to my food so just added a little hot sauce to the vinaigrette, also cut back on the olive oil. Served the feta separate as the kids don't care for it.

  • sandbert
    Jun 16, 2010

    For a little "kick" I added a 2 tablespoons of Melinas "Pepperino" to the olive oil

  • janetmsd
    Jun 14, 2010

    GREAT salad! I doubled the chickpea amount and had a great meatless main dish salad.

  • tkarinas
    Jun 14, 2010

    Garden chickpea salad is a family favourite in our home and one we make when we have company coming or just want a simple meal. It tastes so good, we don't usually change much, just the flavour is about all. It's a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box.