Moroccan Chickpea Salad

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Moroccan Chickpea Salad

As a child, my mom couldn’t get me to eat chickpeas. For years, I took my aversion for granted and didn’t give them another fair try. Then one day I did, and it hit me. I suddenly loved chickpeas.

I find their plump shape strangely satisfying to chew on. Turn them into hummus or falafels and they’re just as addictive. I’ve got years of catching up to do!

Moroccan Chickpea Salad
(adapted from Metro)


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, minced

  • Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

  • Toss the chickpeas, diced vegetables, feta cheese and herbs in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir the dressing ingredients together. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

    Tastes even better the next day. Serves 6-8.

    Moroccan Chickpea Salad

    5 thoughts

    1. yum! I make a chickpea salad like this all the time in the summer.


    2. This salad looks beautiful and deliscious! I will be giving the recipe a try tonight. Thanks!


    3. Natalie D.

      May 4, 2010

      This has become a favorite in my house. My husband, the king of all things unhealthy, LOVED IT! He asked me to make it twice in ONE week! I did make it again for him….after I recovered from the shock and picked my jaw up off the floor. 🙂 Thank you!


    4. That's such a funny story Natalie! Thanks for sharing. I'm happy to hear you guys enjoy!

      Marie-Eve 🙂


    5. Anonymous

      March 6, 2011

      What a beautiful site. The photos make me want to make everything you've posted. I'm going to start with the banana bread and tonight the chickpea salad. Thanks for the great recipes!