Chickpea Salad in the Syrian way

Chickpea salad is a delicious and filling dish with a bright Syrian dressing. It is healthy, tasty, easy, gluten-free and naturally vegan.

This salad is colorful, full with flavors, very filling with a spicy  combination and it is great for parties and gatherings.

It can stay in the fridge for several days, just drain and use if you wish.

Chickpeas are a staple in the Syrian pantry, and it is a very affordable meat substitute for vegans and vegetarian people. This little chubby legume is an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, fiber, carbohydrates, and a long list of vitamins and minerals. Being packed with protein and fibers, chickpeas are considered a good food to promote weight loss.




▢1 canned chickpeas drained and washed.

▢1 cup red onion diced.

▢1 1/3 cup cucumber diced.

▢1 1/2 cup tomato diced.

▢1 medium red bell pepper diced.

▢1/4 cup parsley chopped.


For the dressing:

▢2 Tablespoons olive oil

▢1/3 cup lemon juice

▢1 teaspoon ground cumin

▢1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

▢1/2 Tablespoon dry mint

▢1 teaspoon Salt or to your liking.

▢1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper optional



In a bowl, combine veggies and set aside.

In an empty jar combine salad dressing ingredients and shake well to combine.

Pour dressing over veggies and toss to coat everything well.

Let it sit for 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.


Lara Khouli