Roasted Chickpea and Avocado Salad 

By Rena |

This Roasted Chickpea and avocado salad is a great way to use up your veggies and enjoy a great-tasting salad loaded with fiber. Easy to make salad recipe with a homemade Greek yogurt dressing that’s simple and delicious.

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Roasted chickpeas are perfect to add over salads for added fiber and protein. This roasted chickpea salad recipe is loaded with veggies, topped with roasted chickpeas, avocados and then tossed in with a delicious homemade creamy Yogurt Dressing. The homemade Dressing is simple and made with Greek yogurt, honey, mustard, chives, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, oil, and lemon juice. This chickpea avocado salad recipe makes for a perfect healthy lunch or light dinner you can enjoy any day of the week.

Why you will love this easy chickpea salad

  • Simple and easy: This roasted chickpea salad recipe is simple and quite easy to make. Once you roast the chickpeas, you build up the salad with the veggies you are using and toss with the homemade dressing.
  • Nutritious and healthy: Chickpeas are loaded with fiber and protein. A great addition to add to salads to keep it vegetarian-friendly but yet filling and satisfying.
  • Mouthwatering good: This chickpea salad is extremely flavorful and delicious. You would love it and it will become your go to salad.
top view chickpea salad in a gray bowl topped with avocado and homemade yogurt dressing

Ingredients you will need

Keep in mind the ingredients below are only what you will need to make this chickpea salad recipe. The full measurements are listed further down below.

For the chickpeas:
one can chickpeas
olive oil
seasoning: cinnamon, smoked paprika, and salt

For the dressing:
Greek yogurt
honey
Dijon mustard
olive oil
fresh chives
fresh parsley
lemon
garlic cloves
salt and pepper

For the salad:
​chopped romaine lettuce or greens of choice
large tomatoes like vine-ripe tomatoes
2 ripe avocado
feta cheese

ingredients to make chickpea and avocado salad

How to easily make this Roasted chickpeas and avocado salad recipe  

  • First, you will need to roast the chickpeas: So, preheat the oven to 375 F. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pat them dry with paper towels and remove any loose skins. Add them to a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil; Toss with the seasonings then bake for 30 minutes. 
roasted chickpeas on a pan
  • Next, allow the chikpeas to cool down: Once the chickpeas are baked, let them cool at room temperature for 15 minutes to become crispy.
  • While chickpeas are roasting make the dreesing and assemble the salad.
  • Make dressing: For the dressing, add all the ingredients to a small jar and mix well to combine.
chopped tomatoes and avocados on a cutting board
  • Assemble salad: In a large salad bowl, toss the veggies, cheese, roasted chickpeas together with the dressing. 
  • Serve: Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy!
close up salad view in a bowl

frequently asked questions

What can I do with a can of chickpeas?

The first thing we are going to recommend here is to make this roasted chickpea salad! But there are so many different ways you can use chickpeas. You can make all sorts of salads with them like this Greek Chickpea Salad Recipe. Another great way to use up some canned chickpeas is to make a meal out of it by making this Chickpea Butternut Squash Curry or this Chickpea Cauliflower Curry. In the mood for just a quick snack? Just roast them as we did with this Roasted Chickpea Recipe.

Do you have to cook chickpeas?

Canned chickpeas are oftentimes not needed to be cooked because they are already cooked. Some may like to cook them a tad bit to make them softer and more tender. Cooking is ultimately and preference and not needed. You do need to cook dried and raw chickpeas.

Is it OK to eat chickpeas every day?

Chickpeas are known to be high in fiber and protein. In moderation, it is OK to eat a small portion of chickpeas every day. There are studies that show that chickpeas can significantly lower bad cholesterol. Chickpeas aid indigestion because of their high fiber content and are loaded with vitamins and minerals.

close up roasted chickpea salad with feta cheese and avocado

Recipe notes, tips, and substitutes

  • Do not use over-ripened avocados. You need them to be ripe but firm.
  • Any lettuce of choice or greens will work. We used Romaine lettuce
  • Yogurt: Greek yogurt was used but plain yogurt will work, or any plant-based yogurt you prefer. 
  •  Use only fresh veggies to make a salad. We recommend you do use fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder.
  • Fresh lemon juice will taste much better than bottles of lemon juice. But if you are in a pinch and only have bottles of lemon juice you may use that instead. 
  • We used canned chickpeas but you may use dried chickpeas and just cook them ahead.
close up chickpea salad with dressing, feta cheese, and avocados

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Roasted Chickpea Avocado Salad

Simple and delicious salad made with roasted chickpeas, avocados, loads of veggies, and tossed in with a homemade honey garlic Greek yogurt dressing.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
cool time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

For the chickpeas:

  • 15 oz chickpeas one can
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce or greens of choice
  • 2 large tomatoes seeds removed and cubed
  • 1 large ripe avocado, cubed or 2 small
  • 1 cup feta cheese cut into cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pat them dry with paper towels and remove any loose skins.
  • Add them to a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil; Toss with the seasonings then bake for 30 minutes.
  • Once the chickpeas are baked, let them cool at room temperature for 15 minutes to become crispy.
  • For the dressing, add all the ingredients to a small jar and mix well to combine.
  • In a large salad bowl, toss the veggies, cheese, roasted chickpeas together with the dressing.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy!

Notes

  • Do not use over-ripened avocados. You need them to be ripe but firm.
  • Any lettuce of choice or greens will work. We used Romaine lettuce
  • Yogurt: we used Greek yogurt but plain yogurt will work, or any plant-based yogurt you prefer. 
  •  Use only fresh veggies to make a salad. We recommend you do use fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder.
  • Fresh lemon juice will taste much better than bottles of lemon juice. But if you are in a pinch and only have bottles of lemon juice you may use that instead. 
  • We used canned chickpeas but you may use dried and just cook them ahead.

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 1104mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5390IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 3mg
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