Lemony Chickpea Salad

This simple Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe is the perfect addition to any meal!

Perfect for picnics and BBQ’s, it also makes a great light meal.

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home

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If you’ve ever moved to another city, then one of the things you’ve probably missed most were your favorite restaurants.

My mouth still waters at the thought of the spicy french fries and tasty falafel sandwich at Semiramis in Chicago, Arizmendi Bakery’s amazing cheese rolls in San Francisco, and the spicy noodles at Xi’an Famous Foods in New York. Yum!

Now that I’m in Dallas, one place I really miss in NYC is Enoteca Maria. My husband and I stumbled upon this Staten Island restaurant by accident, but it quickly became one of our favorites.

We actually had a tradition of going there for my birthday, and thankfully, we were able to celebrate there one more time before moving!

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home

I’ve mentioned Enoteca Maria here a few times (my Easy 15 Minute Tomato Basil Pasta was inspired by another visit). One of the things I love about this restaurant is that their menu changes nightly, but a few favorites—like their Lemony Chickpea Salad—are always available.

After returning from that last dinner at Enoteca Maria, I knew I had to recreate that fresh, flavorful, and healthy chickpea salad. And I know you are going to love it, too!

This simple Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe is so delicious, plus it’s ready to eat in minutes.

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home

Lemony Chickpea Salad

Since this Lemony Chickpea Salad is such an easy recipe, you’ll want to use the best quality ingredients.

Look for flat leaf parsley (not the curly kind), the juiciest, sweetest grape tomatoes, and make sure to use extra virgin olive oil. Fresh lemon juice is key (avoid that prepackaged stuff), and so is good quality salt. (I never use table salt … kosher salt is a much more flavorful option with no additives.)

Combine those simple ingredients, and you have a vibrant, fresh-tasting salad that’s the perfect addition to summer BBQ’s, picnics, or any meal.

I love this simple chickpea salad recipe on its own for a light lunch, too!

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home

So what are you waiting for?

Gather your ingredients and make this Lemony Chickpea Salad tonight!

 

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home
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Lemony Chickpea Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A simple chickpea salad recipe that's bursting with fresh, healthy flavors!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 252 kcal
Ingredients
For Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
For Salad:
  • 2 (15.5-oz.) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped italian flat leaf parsley
Instructions
Prepare vinaigrette:
  1. Mix together lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  2. Slowly whisk in olive oil until emulsified.

Prepare salad:
  1. Combine chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and parsley in a medium bowl.

  2. Pour vinaigrette over chickpea mixture and stir well.

  3. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.

  4. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home

This simple Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe is pretty basic.

Change it up by substituting another bean for the chickpeas (like black beans or white beans) or by adding your favorite chopped veggies (such as peppers or zucchini). Olives would also be a delicious addition.

Lemony Chickpea Salad recipe ... a quick, easy vegan side dish that's a wonderful addition to any meal! This simple chickpea salad is bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Perfect for all your summer BBQs and picnics, and makes a great light meal, too! | Hello Little Home

Don’t forget to check out my Easy 15 Minute Tomato Basil Pasta.

It was inspired by a meal at Enoteca Maria, too!

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And if you really love chickpeas, you’ll like my Chickpea Salad Sandwich recipe, too! It’s a favorite!

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Have you ever recreated a memorable dish from your favorite restaurant?

P.S. I originally shared this recipe over at The Pinning Mama. Check out all my posts for The Pinning Mama here.

I’m linking up with Tatertots & Jello.

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