Chickpea Salad

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • A few ribs celery and leafy tops, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated then grinded into a paste with salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, finely chopped, a few sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Combine chick peas with onions, peppers, celery, garlic, red pepper flakes and rosemary in a medium bowl. Dress salad with vinegar and oil, salt and pepper.


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Despite all the rave reviews I was still surprised at how delicious this dish was. I followed the recipe except for adding some halved cherry tomatoes and using only about 1 tablespoon of rosemary which was perfect. It surprisingly compliments the other flavors but I think more would not have been as good. I may use a little less red wine vinegar next time to tone down the flavor as it may be a little too much and maybe add some corn but man this was so delicious! I have to make myself stop eating this lest I get a stomach ache from eating too much, it's that good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a phenomenal recipe- I cut the rosemary into the smallest little pieces (like the size of big black pepper granules) and cut it down to 1.5 tbsp because the first time I made it I thought it was a bit much. I also don't add the red pepper flakes. I also mince all of my peppers, celery, and onion into the smallest pieces ever. This recipe is the best when refrigerated overnight so the flavors meld. I could eat this all day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Doubled the red wine vinegar, halved the oil, omitted red pepper flakes, and replaced rosemary with cilantro. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy and delicious. I made it for 70 people (tripled the recipe (except for the onionand it was a hit. In the future I would make it a day early because it was even better the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did this salad for the first time for a party of 6 people. It went down a treat and can't wait to try it again. So easy to do and so healthy. Thanks Rachael... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous salad following the recipe. Seems most all the reviews talked about changing ingredients and this is a recipe that you can certainly do that to but it's fabulous the way it's written. Such a crisp, fresh taste to add to a meal. Kudos to Rachael AGAIN!!!! I guess that's why we watch her and make her recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good! perfect healthy side! I didn't think I would like chickpeas! They are delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome salad. wish you had nutritional values posted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME!~ Don't change a thing. Unless... once in a while to switch it up and make a bit of a different salad, take away the celery and replace it with cooked corn, halved cherry tomatoes, and slices of cucumber and keep everything else the same. (The corn and chickpeas combo also makes a complete protein for you vegetarians out there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is delicious ! Easy to make and great for summer days. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought I would love this salad. It's similar to other bean salads that we enjoy. I like recipes with chickpeas. I made the recipe exactly as written. Too much rosemary and very little flavor otherwise. I'm hoping I can do something to make it edible otherwise I'm going to have to toss this out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy side dish. Nothing seriously special, but I enjoyed it! I would recommend adding a little more rosemary and a little less red onion, or cut the onion very very thin. You don't want it to overpower the rest of the vegetables. Otherwise from my error, it is great dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful combination of flavors! Thanks to Sara for the idea of adding coucous to make it more of a substantial meal. Quinoa would be a lovely addition as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh ya, this is the king of chick pea salads. I have some recomendations for change. Add less onion and add more red wine vinegar, balsamic glaze is a must, and cherry tomatoes cut in half then this salad will be dynamite. With out the changes the salad is just okay, my directions will make is 6 star quality and just beautiful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic recipe! Not only is it great for summer picnics, it's good year round. Very easy to make and requires no cooking. :) Keeps for about 4 days in the fridge and then the veggies get soggy. Nice to have for vegan guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this and it is delicious! I added chicken-flavored couscous to bulk it up and its just wonderful. I also upped the amount veggies and added a slash of lemon juice, which really woke up the flavors. This is SO fresh-tasting! Can't wait until tomorrow when it will be even better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this salad. I add the juice of one lime and chop up some salami. Delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a wonderful spring salad!!! So fresh tasting and I love all of the flavors together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was not bad, but not great. Most reviewers altered the recipe it seems, and added ingredients. I followed the recipe exactly, and it's missing something. All the ingredients are good, and I ate it, but I won't make it again. Just didn't marry well enough for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become one of my standard dishes and it is always a hit. I have several vegetarians in my life; I can always throw this together in just a few minutes and everyone loves it. Depending on my audience, I may vary the amount of pepper flakes. You really cannot go wrong with this especially if you pair it with Rachael's mini Caprese Salad. People actually think I cook! This is a super easy fantastic item to take to any kind of get together (and best, it can be made ahead of time). You will not be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love chickpeas and was looking for an easy salad to make that would keep for a couple days to eat for lunch. I make this salad pretty much as in the recipe minus the red pepper, except I add either one chopped cucumber or replace the celery with cucumber. I also used dill from my spice rack once because I didn't have any fresh rosemary and that was delicious! Another yummy addition is to sprinkle a serving with flax see right before eating! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes you can add this and that such as chopped carrotts and dried cranberries. This recipe compliments the diet i"m on, " i love my dixon diet" by sharon dixon, awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I left the onion out because I am not a fan of raw onion. I also cut the amount of ingredients in half and still had a very big salad for two. I used dried rosemary, about half a tablespoon. This is spicy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making something like this for years, and the variations are endless. I usually add a can of tuna fish, and suddenly it's dinner. Throw in some spicy oil cured oilves, grape tomatoes, diced avocado, fennel . . . also try it with white beans if you prefer a creamier texture. Substitute tarragon for the rosemary. Last night I used mint and leftover chicken, because I had it, and that worked beautifully. Bottled pimentos are nice if you don't have a bell pepper on hand. Try lemon instead of vinegar. Have fun with it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious and super super easy to make. A perfect cool lunch salad for a hot summer day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great light and easy-to-make chopped salad. I used cucumber instead of celery because my husband does not like celery, and it was a great substitute (you still get the crunchy texture). I've made it twice now in two weeks--perfect for summer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you'd like a supremely healthy and outrageously tasty salad, try this for sure. After reading other comments, also added fresh diced tomatoes and chopped romaine & offered crumbled blue cheese when serving. Yum-Yum-Yum! A keeper for our family - thanks, Rachel, for such a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad was definitely tasty. And I enjoyed that it was mostly opening the cans and chopping the vegetables. My boyfriend is still eating the left overs and he says that it is better after you've let the flavors sit for a bit. A nice lettuce salad alternative for the summer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is good on its own, but becomes great over a simple salad (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc.). The chickpea salad "dresses" all the vegetables, and it is yummy with feta cheese on top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachael's recipes are always incredibly delish and always become my favorites. This salad became my favorite!! I don't like celery so i substituted it with lettuce and added cherry tomatoes. OMG it's the best salad EVER. What makes it the best is the dressing!! I've never had lettuce that tasted that good!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOOOOOOOVE it item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love chickpeas and this salad was a filling lunchtime meal. I added diced vine-ripened tomatoes for a little extra flavor and color. It's one of my "go to" recipes for weekday lunches! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this episode some time ago and have been wanting to make it ever since. The flavors that come together are so yummy, this is definitely a keeper. I didn't have to add the red pepper flakes, had enough kick from the onion and I used a garlic flavored red wine vinegar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is the perfect solution to work lunch - healthy, satisfying, easy to prepare, and inexpensive. I made a batch in the beginning of the week and have been excited to bring a serving to work everyday. The salad has such bright flavors that I thought the earthy rosemary a little strange. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good and fresh - nothing spectacular though. Here is my take on it http://kimsstateoffood.blogspot.com/2009/01/rachel-rays-chick-pea-salad.html item not reviewed by moderator and published
THANKS AGAIN FOR ANOTHER GREAT AND DIFFERENT SALAD. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of those rare recipes that tastes great and is good for you! Love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Surprising because I didn't think there was much to it but it turned out to be so tasty I made it 2 nights in a row. My changes included using a shallot instead of red onion, soaking the minced shallot in the vinegar for a couple hours ahead of time to take the bite out, using 1/2 balsamic and 1/2 red wine vinegar, and adding toasted pine nuts. My husband said he'd like to eat this every week! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substituted cucumber for the celery because I don't like fresh celery. It was a great with the same crunch. It's a little spicy and the rosemary gives it a different flavor. It's a great refreshing salad to eat in summer, but I like that it is hearty enough to make a meal of. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad tastes exactly like gaspacho, which I love, but somehow it isn't doing anything for me... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sald is not only quick and very easy to make, it is refreshing and delicious, perfect for summer. I used jarred roasted red pepper instead of fresh, and it tasted great. If you like chickpeas, make this salad! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad was easy to make,and tasty. I added some crumbled feta cheese to it. Everyone liked it item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was so easy to make, and very colorful. And anything that will get my 8 year old son to eat onions and garlic scores high in my view. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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