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Roasted Red Pepper and Chickpea Salad

This is quite possibly the best throw-together chickpea salad you’ll ever make. It’s loaded with roasted chickpeas, roasted red peppers, crisp cucumbers, pickled onions, lots of herbs (of course), and tossed in my homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Roasted red pepper and chickpea salad in a white bowl

Unlike my garden-fresh Mediterranean chickpea salad, this version has a combination of smoky, tangy, and roasted goodness. Let me emphasize “roasted,” because the roasted chickpeas and roasted red peppers are what really makes this one heck of a salad recipe with amazing depth of flavor!

Funny enough though – this chickpea salad recipe came about from my budget meal prep (I was literally just tossing things together one day). So yes, this salad is not just super tasty and easy to make, but it’s an economical one to boot! That’s the beauty of most chickpea recipes anyways.

Ingredients for roasted red pepper and chickpea salad on a table

Roasted Chickpea Salad Ingredients

The best salads are a result of mish-mashing pantry staples with fresh fridge ingredients. There’s a few items you’ll need to make ahead of time, such as the pickled onions and roasted chickpeas. But once those are made, you can continue to enjoy this chickpea salad a few times over the week!

  • Roasted Chickpeas: I’m using roasted chickpeas for this salad to give a toasty, spiced flavor. Trust me, it’ll taste a lot better than chickpeas straight from the can.
  • Cucumbers: There’s nothing like freshly diced cucumbers in a salad – am I right?
  • Roasted Red Peppers: You can roast red peppers on your own, but I’m using the jarred version to keep the process easy.
  • Pickled Onion: Honestly, both fresh or pickled red onions would work great in this salad. But the pickled version adds a deliciously sweet tang!
  • Herbs: Mix in freshly chopped parsley, or any of your favorite herbs for that matter!
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette: I love the way this balsamic vinaigrette tastes in this salad. But you can use a lemon vinaigrette as well.
  • Cheese: As always, cheese is optional. But crumbled goat cheese (or feta cheese) definitely amps up the flavor.

Find the complete recipe with measurements below



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