Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This easy Mediterranean chickpea salad is infused with flavor thanks to a heaping helping of fresh herbs with a garlicky lemon dressing that ups the crunch from red bell pepper, celery and red onion for a simple side dish or topping for greens. Courtesy of foodiecrush.


30 ounces chickpeas

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup chopped celery, plus leaves

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 cloves garlic , pressed or minced

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. In a large bowl, add the chickpeas, bell pepper, parsley, red onion, and celery.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, and season to taste with the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the dressing to the chickpea mixture and toss to coat.

3. Serve immediately or chill up to 4 days. Before serving, add more salt and pepper to taste.

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