Lemony Chickpea Salad | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Mar. 19. 2019

Lemony Chickpea Salad

Mar. 19. 2019
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped® and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Looking for a new simple, fiber-rich side salad? Try this Lemony Chickpea Salad.

A bright, light and delicious side salad made with chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, garlic, and salt.

Make healthy eating simple by having some staple “go-to” recipes you can make in 10 minutes or under — this is one of them!

Chickpeas are a good mix of fiber, carbohydrates, and plant-based protein which makes for a great and filling side dish.



The chickpeas in this recipe contain magnesium, which is an important mineral in our body and plays a key role in 300 cellular functions in the body including muscle function, protein synthesis, blood sugar control, and blood pressure regulation.

It’s also been shown to help decrease PMS, headaches (such as migraines), and can be used to help relax digestive muscles which can reduce constipation.


You’ll get a nice boost of plant-based protein from the chickpeas in this recipe.

Proteins which break down into different amino acids, are needed by every single cell in our body and work to keep our bodies healthy by providing energy, hormonal production, immune health, enzymes, storage/transportation of other molecules, turning off certain hunger hormones, rebuilding tissue and muscle and maintaining lean body mass (hello muscle).

The Recipe

Serves 6-8



2, 15-ounce canned organic chickpeas (water discarded and well-rinsed)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Juice of 1 lemon

2 medium-sized shallots, thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Black pepper


Step 1

Combine lemon juice and olive oil in a bowl and whisk until combined. Stir in diced shallots, minced garlic, parsley, and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss until the chickpeas are coated with the lemon and olive oil mixture.

Taste test and adjust any seasonings as desired.

Have leftovers! Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop for up to one week in the refrigerator.

Enjoy cold, room temperature, or warm.

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