Solal’s Summer Chickpea Salad {Vegan}

This simple chickpea salad is vegan, yet loaded with protein! Sliced cucumbers, cherries, and mint along with a simple lemon dressing make this the perfect healthy summer salad to serve on a hot day or at a bbq!

overhead shot of a simple chickpea salad with tomatoes, cucumber and mint in a bowl

So let’s see, how many of you thought that “Solal” was an ingredient’s name? Come on, raise your hand! ???????? Turns out, Solal is actually my hubby’s name and he’s the official creator of this simple chickpea salad recipe.

We weren’t sure it would be a good idea to name this chickpea salad after him. Solal isn’t a super common name and we thought people would be like “what the h##?, what’s a Solal”.

But then we realized it would just be fun and you need to give credit where credit is due (and I liked the idea of him making an appearance on NEC!)

close-up of vegan chickpea salad with cucumber, mint and tomatoes in a white bowl

So, as you might imagine, most of the time I pretty much invade the kitchen and poor Solal doesn’t really get a chance to use it. But he’s actually a good cook!

And his specialty is to come up with something delicious with what’s available in the fridge at the moment (you lose the game if you need to go to the store). Or just dream up recipes.

But in any case, he will never ever follow a recipe. It’s just not his thing.

Anyhow, when I gracefully gave up a slot in the kitchen (aka when I was just too lazy to cook dinner) he made this incredible, yet simple chickpea salad and it was just a really good dinner.

This simple chickpea salad is 100% vegan, yet loaded with protein!

Super uncomplicated, yet really tasty. In addition to being vegan, this healthy summer salad is also loaded with proteins (he added tuna), so that makes for a happy Solal.

Since then we’ve made this easy chickpea salad many times and it’s a super convenient quick dinner you can whip up in no time at all.

Do try to actually use mint because we thought it really made a difference when there wasn’t any. Enjoy!

overhead shot of a bowl of simple chickpea salad with tomatoes, cucumber and mint

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:

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overhead shot of a bowl of vegan simple chickpea salad with cucumbers and mint
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Solal’s Summer Chickpea Salad

This simple chickpea salad is vegan, yet loaded with protein! Sliced cucumbers, cherries, and mint along with a simple lemon dressing make this the perfect healthy summer salad to serve on a hot day or at a bbq!

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword bbq side dish, chickpea salad, easy salad recipes, lemon dressing, Mediterranean salad recipes, simple chickpea salad, summer salad, vegan recipes, vegan salad recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 people as a main
Calories 224 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas 14 oz, 400 g, rinsed and drained
  • 1 English cucumber peeled and cut into half-moons (or 2 Lebanese cucumbers)
  • 2 - 3 cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half (or your favorite kind of tomatoes)
  • 3 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl or salad bowl, mix together drained chickpeas, sliced cucumber, halved tomatoes, and chopped mint. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Optional: for even more protein, you can add a can of tuna (but it won't be vegan anymore).

Nutrition Facts
Solal’s Summer Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 people)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Potassium 351mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 6.4%
Calcium 7%
Iron 11.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:


 

 

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1 Comments
  1. Simple salad recipes are a life-saver during the hot season and I would actually love this as a main course with some grilled lemon chicken on top! Lovely!

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