Rainbow Chickpea Salad

Rainbow Chickpea Salad

Get ready for summer with this delicious Chickpea Salad recipe!

Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

Hello! Hello!

Memorial Day is only three weeks away… not that I’m counting or anything!  Plus it’s finally a bit warmer around here… last week we even had a few 80 degree days.  I love this time of year because it often means simple, healthy meals that involve some mixing… but not a lot of actual cooking.  During late spring and summer the Hubs and I will go for a walk when he gets home and then eat dinner on our deck.  The garden (which I planted this weekend- update coming on Friday!) will be blooming and we’ll enjoy our meal and leisuring sitting outside as the day winds down.

I wanted to get a jump start on some new meal ideas for this summer that involve mixing- but no cooking and to create a veggie packed dish using chickpeas for protein!  Before I knew it this delicious Chickpea Salad recipe was born.  This recipe gets bonus points because it uses all sorts of veggies that are easy to grow if you do garden.

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Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

You’ve got to try this delicious Chickpea Salad recipe!

This delicious chickpea salad recipe comes together in a flash.  It uses canned chickpeas and a perfect rainbow of veggies.  Talk about plant-based goodness.

Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

I went with red tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, green cucumbers and purple onions!  You can enjoy this and know your dinner is packed with all kinds of nutrients.

The dressing is made with lemon, red wine vinegar and a touch of good olive oil.

Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

My delicious Chickpea Salad recipe is vegan but you could add some cheese is you’d like!  I think feta or cubed sharp cheddar would be delicious.

Serve it as shown, as a side dish or over a big bed of salad greens.  Either way it’s delicious.  I even like to make a batch on Monday and have it for lunch over greens.  I just love knowing I’m getting all my veggies in for the day without a lot of fuss.

Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

This is also a fabulous potluck dish because it doesn’t have any dairy to spoil and it is super easy to put together.

PLUS… it’s just so darn pur-ty!  You know it will disappear.

Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

I hope you’ll give this delicious chickpea salad recipe a try!  It’s the perfect rainbow of summer food goodness.  If you need me I’ll be enjoying a batch on my deck. 🙂  Bring on summer!

5 from 4 votes
Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe
Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This no cook Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad is simple to put together and tastes amazing!  Perfect for a light vegan meal, salad topper or cookout side dish.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 16 ounce can chickpeas
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 2 mini cucumbers * cut in half moon slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large bowl whisk the red wine vinegar, olive oil and lemon together.

  2. Add of the other ingredients on top and toss until well combined.  Salt and pepper to taste!

Recipe Notes

* Or use one regular size cucumber.

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Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

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 Healthy Rainbow Delicious Chickpea Salad recipe

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing May’s Currently… post.


Your turn!

Do you eat dinner outside in the summer?

I’m linking up my delicious Chickpea Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2019-03-28T16:13:35-04:00 May 7th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Salads, Vegetarian Meals|19 Comments


  1. Jeri July 7, 2019 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Can this be made a day ahead?

  2. Kimberly Traverse May 18, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This was such a delicious beautiful salad. We added pasta to stretch it out a little and didn’t even need more dressing. This will become a regular for our family. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Ramona May 8, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

    5 stars
    A truly vibrant recipe so great to accompany a nice summer bbq – absolutely a superb idea. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Syama May 8, 2018 at 10:39 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Yes, not in later summer though. This is such a pretty dish. Just perfect for sunny days .

  7. Jacqueline Debono May 8, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love eating outside too! We do it a lot here in Italy and salads are a staple part of our summer menu! This salad looks great. Truly a rainbow of goodness!

  8. Kristy from Southern In Law May 8, 2018 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Oh yum, this looks deeeelicious! I love eating dinner outside in the summer – and having picnic dinners by the beach!

  9. Lisa Ballantyne May 7, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Looks wonderful, but unfortunately a food intolerance means I would have to prepare it without the onions, sigh!

  10. Annmarie May 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    SOOO pretty! And I can tell it tastes just as yummy too!!

  11. You know I love this type of simple and healthy salad! Thanks for linking up today

  12. Erinn May 7, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

    This salad is GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to make it this summer, I think I could eat this everyday, so fresh!

  13. [email protected] May 7, 2018 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Pinned and copied your recipe to make for dinner tonight, Julie. Thanks!

  14. Wendy May 7, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    This looks fabulous! I’d even consider tossing it with pasta for a pasta salad!!!

  15. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real May 7, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I love adding chickpeas to salads!! It adds an awesome texture and protein.

  16. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups May 7, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    This is so pretty! It sounds so light and refreshing too!

  17. Beth Ann Chiles May 7, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Looks like another winner to me, Julie! Thanks!

  18. [email protected] May 7, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    So colorful! I love this time of year when salads are in full bloom.

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