My daughter’s favourite chickpea salad

How can I say no when my daughter asks for her favourite chickpea salad? This salad has morphed into a staple in our house. It is quick to prepare, a great school lunch option (though not ready to go there yet) and is a very satisfying mix of flavours and textures.

You can really add whatever you like to this salad, depending on your family’s preferences. Here are the basics:


1 can no salt added chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 avocado, diced

1 green onion sliced or 1/4 cup diced red onion

Handful of cherry tomatoes

Handful of feta

Depending on who is making and who is eating this salad it sometimes has diced red peppers, black olives and cilantro (ok, it’s just me who likes the cilantro).

Combine all the above in a bowl.



1 shallot, sliced

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

Combine dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Mix and enjoy!

What will you put in your salad? What are you family favourites?