Easy Chickpea Salad Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Sides
Chickpea Salad

Fill up on fiber and fresh veggies with this easy Chickpea Salad recipe! It features simple ingredients and a whole lot of flavor, while simultaneously fitting perfectly into your weight loss plan and summer picnic menu.

Crunchy veggies and tender chickpeas are coated in a creamy dressing that’s seasoned to perfection. Need a simple summer side dish in a snap? Whip up this healthy chickpea salad for a healthy option that everyone will enjoy!

Our Easy Chickpea Salad contains a medley of vegetables, including diced celery, chopped red onion and chopped red bell pepper. They come together to add texture, flavor and nutrition to this summer salad. In addition to these non-starchy veggies, we also add the star of the show: a can of salt-free chickpeas.

After draining and rinsing the garbanzo beans, toss them in a bowl with the vegetables and add the dressing ingredients. You’ll need light mayonnaise and a little Dijon or yellow mustard for a tangy kick. Finally, fresh parsley and black pepper add tons of flavor with very little calories. Mix all of the ingredients and serve with a protein-packed main course like grilled chicken, salmon or steak.

One serving of this easy Chickpea Salad contains 139 calories. If you’re losing weight and getting healthy with Nutrisystem, you can count it as one SmartCarb and one Extra.

Healthy Hacks: Make this a Mediterranean chickpea salad with feta cheese (PowerFuel) and olives (limited Extra)! You can also create a chickpea pasta salad by swapping out the chickpeas with a chickpea-based pasta. Try preparing it with half chickpeas and half pasta for a variety of textures. Feel free to also add in more of your favorite non-starchy vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, jalapeno peppers or cucumbers.

If you loved this tasty recipe, be sure to check out some of our other healthy chickpea recipes below:

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 139

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra


  • 1 can chickpeas, no salt added, drained and rinsed
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon or yellow mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 dash black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well.
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