Chickpea Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 30m
  • Rating ****

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (garbanzos)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, skinned
  • 3 1/2 ounces black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 purple (Spanish) onion, cut into fine rings
  • For the Dressing:
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf (continental) parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Soak the chickpeas in cold water overnight. Drain.

Cook in boiling salted water until tender, about 1 hour. Drain and refresh under cold water.

Halve the tomatoes, remove the seeds and chop finely. Combine the chickpeas, tomato, olives and onion.


Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until the ingredients are combined and well-coated with dressing.

Serve at room temperature as an accompaniment, or as part of an antipasto selection.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 2551

nutrition information per serving

253 calories; 16g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 530mg sodium; 23g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 6g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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