Chickpea Salad with a Kick! (Vegan)

This refreshing bean and veggie salad is perfect for a Summer potluck or a meatless meal at home. It is loaded with fiber, Vitamin C and potassium.The special ingredient that takes this dish to the next level is garam masala, which is very popular in Indian cooking.

Have I told you that I could eat Indian every single day if I was allowed to?! There is a local Indian Restaurant by our house that caters to gluten-free eaters and I adore it. Since eating out regularly is not something our family does, I am trying to incorporate more Indian spices to the dishes I make at home. Garam masala makes my house smell almost like the restaurant. It invigorates the senses. I love the stuff.

My daughter is a big fan of garbanzo beans and kept reaching into her bowl to eat the beans first. Fortunately she ate the veggies as well, but it took a little more bribing 🙂


1 29 oz. can Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans (BPA free can)

2 medium size tomatoes, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

1/2 cucumber, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

2 tsp. Herbamare (or sea salt)

1 tsp. parsley

pepper to taste

1 tsp. garam masala (feel free to make your own blend if you have time)

Saute onion in olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Cook for another 10 minutes stirring regularly. Serve!

Makes 6 servings.

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  1. GFreeHappyTummy says

    yum! that looks so delicious! and colorful!! mmm! and that’s the same brand of chickpeas i buy:) great minds think alike 😉 haha have a great weekend!

  2. Yum!  Great recipe!!!  I just love a healthy, hearty salad!

  3. This Indian-inspired salad looks really great! And congrats on your Top 25 Circle of Moms honor!!

  4. hudakcollins says

    What a delicious sounding recipe!  We are growing Fava beans for the very first time this year.  I can’t wait until they come in and I can begin to experiment with some new recipes including that type of bean.  Thanks for sharing with us this week.  I enjoyed your recipe!

  5. asimersky says

    Sounds delish, I love Indian food too. I’ll have to add this one to my recipe book 🙂

  6. thetastyalternative says

    Hi Laura,
    Wow this salad looks amazing!  So easy, yet so full of nutrition.  Some of my favorite ingredients in here. Love, love!! 

  7. apriljharris says

    I enjoy Indian spices too, and your chickpea salad sounds just wonderful. I love that it is served warm, it sounds like the perfect supper after a hard day! 

  8. rogenerobbins1 says

    Looks really good.  I love chickpeas!

  9. rogenerobbins1 says

    Looks good.  I love chickpeas!

  10. AmeeBeckLivingston says

    I love the amazing flavors in this salad!  Thank you for sharing with me!! 🙂

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