Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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I love the flavors in Greek style dishes! This recipe has all of my favorite Mediterranean flavors packed into one awesome salad!  This recipe is extremely versatile, as it makes a great side dish or a quick and healthy snack. It also makes a wonderful salad topper that pairs perfect with a grilled chicken breast! Enjoy!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 10-15 minutes.


Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a medium bowl. Wash and dice vegetables to small bite size pieces. Add to the bowl with the chickpeas. Crumble feta and add to bowl along with the olives.


In a shaker or water bottle, add the ingredients for the dressing, and shake to mix. Pour dressing over chickpea salad and toss to coat with dressing. Chill in fridge for about an hour or enjoy immediately!


For the Salad:
1 (15 oz) Can garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
1/8 cupFlat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 cupRed bell pepper, diced
1/2 cupRoma tomato, diced
1/8 cupcup olives, sliced
2 ozReduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/8 cup Red onion, finely chopped
For the Dressing:
1/2 tbs Lemon juice
1/2 tbsRed wine vinegar
1/4 tspGarlic, chopped
1 tbsPlain low fat greek yogurt
Pinch Salt and pepper (or to taste)
Optional: Pinch of stevia
1/2 cup English cucumber, diced

Katie's Tip!

This salad makes a great side dish, snack, or as a quick and healthy salad topper with a grilled chicken breast!

Nutrition Breakdown

8 Servings (about 1/2 cup per serving)
64 Calories per Serving
2 g Fat per Serving
8 g Carbohydrate per Serving
2 g Fiber per Serving
0 g Sugar per Serving
4 g Protein per Serving
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Anna said:

i love that there’s no oil in this salad!

Thank you!

August 3rd, 2012 — 9:44am  |  Reply

Katelyn Bellingham said:

I love feta but I can’t stand fat free! I am definitely making this next week with the regular! It looks amazingly delicious AND healthy! YUM!

August 5th, 2012 — 10:49am  |  Reply

Diane said:

I shop at a privately-owned chain of grocery stores called, “Trader Joe’s” which carries “Lite Feta” in an 8 oz. package, not in a container, and which is the perfect alternative to ‘fat free’ feta. It crumbles well and contains enough fat to feel moist in your mouth without the full fat. You can also find it at another chain grocery store, “Sprout’s,” and they also carry feta with herbs. I live in northern California and there must be other grocery stores that carry this ‘lite’ version. Let me know what you think.

February 23rd, 2013 — 10:06pm  | 

Shaina said:

This kind of salad is one of my favorites! Definitely a versatile recipe that can be altered in tons of ways.

August 5th, 2012 — 7:11pm  |  Reply

Ellie@Fit for the Soul said:

Girrllllll I just saw the video about your life on the right side bar, and I am soo so sosso amazed by the beauty of it, the content of the words of truth, and just how clever it is that you recorded it! :D
And your recipes are lookin’ mighty fine….hehe.

August 8th, 2012 — 12:20am  |  Reply

Emily Schumaker said:

My husband recently found out that his diet needs to change drastically. This included going gluten free amongst other things. With a few modifications this recipe fit his new dietary restrictions. The best part was he LOVED it! He has been really upset about the diet restrictions and this saved the day. Thank you!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:50am  |  Reply

Jana Myburgh said:

This looks like a great lunchbox idea. Thanks

August 26th, 2012 — 3:14am  |  Reply

Amira@arabianmama said:

This is so healthy and yummy too. Thanks for sharing.

December 6th, 2012 — 1:15pm  |  Reply

Julia said:

I love this salad! I eat a lot of Mediterranean inspired salads & can’t wait to try yours. Beautiful site and photos too.

January 17th, 2013 — 4:18pm  |  Reply

Megan said:

I made this today for lunch! I topped this on some spinach amazing!

February 4th, 2013 — 12:52pm  |  Reply

Lashanda said:

Cant wait to try this tonight!!!

May 2nd, 2013 — 3:11pm  |  Reply

Erika said:

DO you have to use Red wine vinegar? can you use apple cider vinegar? Will it change the taste if I use the apple vinegar?

May 23rd, 2013 — 6:01pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

you can use any kind of vinegar

May 23rd, 2013 — 8:41pm  | 

Nick Salerno said:

Took this salad to a Memorial Day event. It was the only item entirely consumed. This includes beer drinking guys who could care less about ” no oil: no mayo” salad dressing

May 28th, 2013 — 1:10pm  |  Reply

mandy said:

This is wonderful! Just made it and its great!

June 10th, 2013 — 4:30pm  |  Reply

jeanne said:

How long will this keep ?

June 30th, 2013 — 1:18pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

5-7 days

July 1st, 2013 — 12:38pm  | 

Cindy said:

Just made this for dinner tonight and packed some for lunch on Monday. I’ll toss it with some romaine and arugula. MMMMM, so very delish! And healthy! Thanks!

August 17th, 2013 — 4:49pm  |  Reply

Geri said:

This too darn good to be so healthy for you! 5 stars ,! I put kalamata olives in it along with chopped mint and basil! Soooo good!

August 24th, 2013 — 10:38am  |  Reply

cecelia said:

Looks and sounds delicious. I can’t wait to make it!

October 13th, 2013 — 3:14pm  |  Reply

Jessica Grande said:

This was delicious! I ate it a side with my sandwich for lunch for 1 week. It was still great! Thank you!

November 12th, 2013 — 2:35pm  |  Reply

Stacey said:

Wow, you nailed this! We have made a Barefoot Contessa recipe similar to this for years, but it is high in fat and calories. This tasted amazing and no one noticed that we had subbed a healthier version! Thank you so much! All your recipes have been a revelation!

December 30th, 2013 — 12:29am  |  Reply

cathy said:

I’M not a big fan of feta. Any suggestions on what other cheese to use for this recipe? Sounds great by the way.

February 26th, 2014 — 11:21pm  |  Reply

Portia Anane-Busia said:

Thank you for posting this! I made it today, didn’t have any Greek yoghurt but I used a tbs of tzatziki instead. Tasted delish! Served mine with some quorn chicken on a whole wheat tortilla wrap. Looking forward to trying a few more of your recipes.

May 8th, 2014 — 3:16pm  |  Reply

Jon T. said:

I wonder if chopped, sliced or halved “grape” tomatoes would work in this recipe, or if their extra sweet flavor would clash or not go well with the pungent, bold flavors of the other ingredients– your thoughts, anyone? All responses are much appreciated, but responses directly to my email would be especially helpful!

Jon T.

September 5th, 2014 — 11:46pm  |  Reply

Alixandra Hice said:

We generally use halved grape tomatoes. They are very sweet and don’t water down the salad.

July 29th, 2015 — 4:07pm  | 

Sammi said:

I just saw this recipe in my Pinterest favorites board and wanted to let you know how much I love it! I have made it on several occasions and our guests have always loved it too :) Thanks so much for sharing it and by the way, I love your site and learning more about your journey. You have a great story to tell and to keep Christ in the center of it all is truly inspiring! Have a wonderful day!

November 10th, 2014 — 4:49pm  |  Reply

Kelly s. said:

I have everything I need to make this salad except for the 1 tbs of yogurt…is it essential to include this?

November 16th, 2014 — 11:58am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

no, but you may want to swap it out with a dressing or mayo of some sort

November 16th, 2014 — 6:21pm  | 

Lora Greenman said:

Made this for a double batch for a holiday picnic, came home with an empty bowl. Everyone enjoyed it. I used light mayo instead of greek yogurt because that is what I had, it worked fine.

July 6th, 2015 — 8:45am  |  Reply

Alixandra Hice said:

We make this all the time – and usually triple the recipe. We just LOVE it. Making it for dinner tonigh, matter of fact. Thanks for this amazing refreshing flavorful salad.

July 29th, 2015 — 4:06pm  |  Reply

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