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Spicy ChickPea Salad

By April 22, 2020Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian


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5 from 1 vote

Spicy Roasted Chickpea Salad


  • 6 packed cups of greens of choice I used chopped Romaine lettuce, but arugula, or mixed baby greens would be awesome
  • 1 large avocado sliced and drizzled with fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 Tbsps avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 2 15oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed well, allowed to air dry a bit
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • To make the dressing:
  • 1 large fresh lemon juiced
  • 3 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. and line a large flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the chickpeas to the tray and sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle with oil and toss well to get them all nicely coated.
  • Arrange the chickpeas in a single layer and roast for 25-30 minutes, until dark golden brown and crispy, tossing once or twice during roasting time.
  • Meanwhile, to a small jar, add all dressing ingredients and shake vigorously to emulsify, or simply whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • Place your choice of favorite greens into a large bowl and top nicely with crispy chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, onions, avocado, and olives, OR divide ingredients evenly between 4 separate serving bowls.
  • Drizzle, then gently toss your salad with the homemade dressing and enjoy!
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste (about 1/8 teaspoon each)


  • Kimela says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing. I love the salad but the BBQ chickpeas give it the extra crunch. I recommend trying the recipe you will not be disappointed.

  • Judy Bowie-Robinson says:

    This salad here is the bomb of the salad, I will make this salad every other week. This was my first time making and eating it. Oh it’s so delicious I love it!!!

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