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Spicy Chickpea Salad

Spicy Chickpea Salad is packed with fresh tasty vegetables and chickpeas. Each crunchy bite offers a scrumptious hearty mouthful. This is a great appetizer or side dish, it acts as a great topping for chicken and it is also a delicious wrap filling!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 15 oz chickpeas drained
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne
  • salt to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, tomato, cucumber, red onion, jalapeno, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, cumin and cayenne pepper. Season with salt. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve!


Make this salad as spicy or mild as you’d like! For a mild version, omit they cayenne pepper and jalapeno. For an even spicier version, add 1 total jalapeno peppers and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
Substitute lime juice for lemon juice or use 1 tablespoon of each!
This is delicious chilled and also tastes great at room temperature.
If you want to go ALL fresh, soak and cook dried chickpeas as directed on the package. Drain and add to the recipe.
Add a few tablespoons of paprika to the spiced chickpeas for a more complex flavor.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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