Elevate your salad game with this gourmet vegan masterpiece: the Crispy Chickpea Chopped Salad. Bursting with vibrant colors, textures, and flavors, this salad is not just a meal; it’s an experience. Every bite delivers a symphony of crispiness, freshness, and wholesomeness that will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body.

The Crispy Chickpeas:

The star of this salad is undoubtedly the crispy chickpeas. Roasted to golden perfection with a tantalizing blend of olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, these crunchy gems add a delightful crunch and a savory punch to every forkful. With each bite, you’ll savor the satisfying contrast between the crispy exterior and the creamy interior of the chickpeas.

The Freshness of Greens and Vegetables:

Complementing the crispy chickpeas are an array of fresh, vibrant vegetables. Crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers, and thinly sliced red onions come together in perfect harmony to create a symphony of colors and textures. Tossed with a handful of chopped parsley and creamy diced avocado, this salad is a celebration of nature’s bounty.

The Zesty Dressing:

No gourmet salad is complete without the perfect dressing, and this one does not disappoint. A zesty blend of olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic adds a burst of flavor that ties everything together. With just the right balance of acidity, creaminess, and tanginess, the dressing enhances the freshness of the vegetables and elevates the entire salad to new heights.


In a world where salads are often dismissed as mere rabbit food, the Crispy Chickpea Chopped Salad stands out as a testament to the power of plant-based cuisine. With its tantalizing flavors, satisfying crunch, and nutrient-rich ingredients, this salad is not just a meal; it’s a culinary masterpiece. So, gather your ingredients, toss them together with love, and treat yourself to a bowl of pure, crunchy delight. Your taste buds—and your body—will thank you.



For the Salad:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups mixed greens (such as lettuce, spinach, arugula)
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Prepare the Crispy Chickpeas:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Pat the chickpeas dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  3. In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
  4. Spread the chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy, shaking the pan halfway through to ensure even cooking. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

2. Prepare the Salad:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, diced cucumber, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley, and diced avocado.
  2. Add the cooled crispy chickpeas to the salad.

3. Prepare the Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined.

4. Assemble the Salad:

  1. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat everything evenly.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy your vegan crispy chickpea chopped salad!