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Simple chickpea salad

Simple Chickpea Salad (5 Minute Lunch!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 2 1x


A 5-minute fast lunch idea! This simple chickpea salad is easy to throw together: the perfect healthy plant based desk lunch or quick fix dinner.


  • 15-ounce can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 pinch celery seed or fresh torn herbs (parsley, dill, basil, etc), optional


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  2. Dice the bell pepper. Chop the cucumber (peel it if you’re using a standard cucumber; English cucumber doesn’t need to be peeled).
  3. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients. Taste and add salt as desired.
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean