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Healthy Chicken Chickpea Salad in a brown bowl with a wooden spoon in the bowl

Healthy Chicken Chickpea Salad


This Healthy Chicken Chickpea Salad is my take on a Mediterranean favorite. This delicious salad comes together in just minutes and is perfect for meal prep. The omission of lettuce allows this salad to stay crunchy in the fridge for up to five days. A homemade vinaigrette is simple, yet packs a flavorful punch. Seriously, this dairy-free salad recipe will become your new favorite way to enjoy a hearty meal full of vegetables and protein, without any of the guilt!


  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 to 3 mint leaves, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup greek olives, pitted
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 2 to 3 Persian cucumbers (mini cucumbers), diced
  • 3/4 cooked and cubed chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds, optional


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white or golden balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. In a bowl, combine the rinsed and drained chickpeas along with the olive oil, salt, black pepper, paprika, lemon juice, parsley and mint. 
  2. Mix well and set aside as you prep the remaining salad ingredients.
  3. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl or bottle. Mix well. Taste for salt. Set aside.
  4. Toast the almonds (be sure to keep an eye on them as they can easily burn).
  5. In a large bowl, add the remaining salad ingredients, including the marinated chickpeas.
  6. Slowly incorporate the dressing to taste. Toss to coat. 
  7. Serve and ENJOY!



  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Salad
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving

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