Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe

This protein packed salad is easy AND healthy. What more could you ask for? Chickpea Salad Recipe - FamilyFreshMeals.com

Thanks to my vegetarian hubby, you will always find chickpeas (garbanzo beans) in our pantry. They are a super source of protein and go well with so many things. This Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe is a lunchtime favorite, so I thought I would share it with all you lovelies 🙂

My entire family LOVES olives, but I know that some folks out there do not share this love 🙂   Not a fan of olives? Substitute in diced tomatoes and cucumbers.  Both versions are equally Delicious! Packed in our EasyLunchboxes Brights:  Easy Chickpea Salad packed with a sandwich, yogurt, baked chips and fruit leather.

This protein packed salad is easy AND healthy. What more could you ask for? Chickpea Salad Recipe - FamilyFreshMeals.com

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Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe

This super Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe is a lunchtime favorite, that can easily be packed for lunch and is packed with protein!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes


  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can of sliced black olives (or 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup of sliced green olives
  • 2 TBS of Italian Dressing/vinaigrette
  • 1/4 tsp of salt-free Mrs. Dash or any all salt-free all purpose seasoning


  • Place all ingredients into a bowl, and mix until well combined. I think it is easiest to place all ingredients in to a Tupperware and shake. (as shown in the picture). Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.  And look how easy is it to pack for lunch!


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 938mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg

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Post updated August 2020

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  1. I am so thankful that I found your blog! Your recipes are out of this world!
    LA 🙂

  2. three of my favorite things…..looks so good

    1. Me too! hehehe Thanks CSV 😉

  3. Is there something I could use in place of the Italian dressing/vinaigrette? I dislike both immensely!

    1. How about a caesar dressing? A ranch would also taste great! Hope that helps Sheri 🙂 XO

  4. Oh YUM … this looks wonderful! I love chickpeas … they are so versatile, loaded with flavor and nutritional. I’m vegan so we’ve also got them on hand! Thanks for this recipe … I’ll definitely give it a try!