This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep!

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

Oh chickpea salad, you charmer you. I whipped this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad up with what I had in my fridge and pantry. I did this when I had no time to cook or wait on the oven for a quick meal. My husband has been eating this non-stop since I made this, deeming it one of his most favourite recipes I’ve ever made.

COMPLIMENTS of the highest order, friends. The flavours here are divine when combined, and absolutely addictive. Once the salad has been left to sit for an hour, or even the next day. 6 ingredients,  a quick vinaigrette, and that’s it. The best part? It all comes together in just 15 minutes.

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

It’s been a crazy few weeks. So much has been going on, and I’ve been struggling a bit with self-confidence during the process. I think we all do at some point, right? It’s pretty hard to admit, but I was at a point where I began to doubt everything. After a few weeks of endless work, lots of self-doubt and worrying, going to Charleston for the Mediavine conference was actually exactly what I needed. There’s something about blogging conferences. It’s re-energising, re-charging, revitalising. Although it was a work trip, it was great get out of my at home bubble, and to see that everything I was doubting about my abilities were all false. I met some amazing bloggers, learnt so much, and I’ve come back anew to handle all that life has to throw at me.

This is relevant, I promise. The week back was hard to transitioning back into, and I have had no time to cook on a regular basis. Greek salads has been my absolute favourite for a while, and I’ve used them in a variety of ways, but never yet with chickpeas. I wanted to make something that would taste delicious, but still also be very filling. This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad fit the bill perfectly. I already had all the ingredients in my fridge and pantry, so I set right to ‘work’, because trust me, this salad was so easy to whip up it’s embarrassing. No work required!

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

This Mediterranean Chickpea salad was perfect for me transitioning back into the normal work week. It would definitely be great for whenever you are short on time or energy, and for any time at all really. It requires no cooking, you just simply mix ingredients together and it comes together in absolutely no time. That 15 minutes is really just for all the chopping required. Chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta and parsley are a perfect combo of ingredients. They meld so well together once this light balsamic vinaigrette is poured over it. Better yet, it’s perfect for meal prep and lasts several days in the fridge. We’ve been transforming it too – in burritos for breakfast, and in jars for my husband to take to work. You can add olives, or even use white beans instead of feta, and make it completely yours.

I guarantee you’ll enjoy this salad! P.S. while it’s not mandatory, if you let this sit for an hour, the flavours will blow you away. The salad really benefits from the acidity in the vinaigrette pulling out even more brilliant flavours, so it’s definitely worth it!

This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (Meal-Prep Friendly)

Preparation 00:15 Cook Time 00:00 Serves 4 servings     adjust servings
This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

Ingredients

CHICKPEA SALAD

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, drained and dried
  • 1 cup cubed cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley, stems removed

BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl, add the chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumber cubes, feta cheese and parsley.
2. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss again to combine.
3. OPTIONAL, but makes a delicious difference: Cover the salad and let sit for 30 minutes to up to an hour so that all the ingredients are completely soaked in and the flavours combined. Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

1,This recipe is vegetarian and gluten free.

2.HOW TO STORE

You can prep this salad ahead of time for meal prep for sure, and you can store it in an airtight tupperware container.

3.TO MAKE IT VEGAN

Swap the feta cheese for white beans or olives.

 

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This 15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is loaded with delicious and filling veggies, made in just 15 minutes and is perfect for meal prep! via http://jessicainthekitchen.com

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20 comments

  1. I just made this salad and it was delicious! I definitely will be making this again! Thanks for posting!

  2. Chickpea is definitely my favourite legume. This is for sure my go-to salad if I don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Angie!! Definitely a go-to salad for me!

  3. Awwwww. We definitely all go through periods of doubt. I know I do! It was great meeting you at the conference. I am so glad you came!

    • Jessica says:

      Aw thanks so much Nicole!! I’m SO glad I met you too and so glad I came! It was a life changing experience!!

  4. Jean M says:

    Jessica, I hope your self-doubt is short lasting, because you have a wonderful blog and you take AMAZING pictures. I have only tried one of your recipes so far (your fantastic salsa), but I have 12 or more queued up for me to try. I would like to incorporate more meatless meals into our menu and you post many things I can picture me making and my family eating. You are making a difference 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Jean,

      Oh thank you so much for our kind words!! <3 <3 They mean SO much to me!! I do hope you and your family continue to enjoy my recipes!! Thanks for commenting!

  5. Judy House says:

    I just made you this chickpea salad…it is a winner! Hubby loves it as well! Will definitely be making it again.

    • Jessica says:

      I’m so happy to hear that Judy!! Thanks for your feedback! 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    I tried this salad when I was short on time and it was the perfect meal. I had all of the ingredients and it came together so quick.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Amy,

      I’m so happy to hear that!! Thanks so much for letting me know and so glad you enjoyed!

  7. Carla says:

    This is excellent! I put mine in a multi grain pita pocket and ate it like a sandwich! Leftovers will be eaten as a salad! Truly yummy!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Carla,

      Oh I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this!! I love the way you did it in a pita pocket, so smart! Thanks so much for your feedback!

  8. What a great recipe.

  9. Darlene says:

    I want to let you know how much I love your blog, your pictures and your delicious recipes. You are my #1 go to site when I am looking for new and healthy recipes.Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Darlene,

      Aww thanks so very much!! That means so much to me and I’m so happy! You’re so very welcome!!

  10. Lauren says:

    This was delicious! I threw in some sliced kalamata olives and a thinly sliced banana pepper from my garden for a little heat. This is going into the regular rotation!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Lauren,

      SO happy to hear that!! Thanks much for you feedback!!

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