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Chickpea Salad Recipe

Chickpea Salad is loaded with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado and feta cheese. The fresh lemon dressing adds the Mediterranean flavors of classic Greek Salad.

Chickpea salad is easy to make and comes together fast. It’s perfect for lunch since chickpeas are protein packed and leave you feeling satisfied for hours. We also love to serve garbanzo bean salad with roasted red potatoes and pork tenderloin for dinner.

Chickpea Salad Recipe in a bowl with avocados, tomatoes, chickpeas and feta cheese

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Chickpea Salad or Garbanzo Bean Salad?

Chickpeas are the same thing as garbanzo beans and can be used interchangeably in this recipe. They are known as chickpeas in the US and Garbanzo beans in Europe.

What are chickpeas? Chickpeas are peach colored round legumes or seed pods and part of the pea family. They have a satisfying nutty flavor. Use canned drained chickpeas or cook your own.

Chickpeas and garbanzo beans tossed with tomatoes, avocados, cucumber and red onion

Are Chickpeas good for you?

Chickpeas are a very healthy food and are a perfect way to add plant based protein to salad.

  • Chickpeas add great protein and fiber to this salad.
  • They are also rich in iron, zinc, phosphorus and B vitamins.
  • Experts say chickpeas may help with weight loss*
  • Chickpeas help with blood sugar control,* (the starch in chickpeas is digested slowly resulting in stabilized sugar levels).

chickpea salad ingredients with healthy chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, avocado, cilantro and feta cheese

What is a Good Cilantro Substitute?

Cilantro (coriander) has fresh, vibrant and distinctive flavor and you either love it or you don’t. If you don’t enjoy the flavor of cilantro, you can substitute with other fresh herbs such as finely chopped fresh parsley, chives, dill, or a combination of fresh herbs, adding them to taste. Dried herbs could be used if necessary but fresh is best.

chickpea salad with cilantro (or substitute for cilantro) in bowl

Is this a Make-Ahead Salad?

Leftover chickpea salad is great for meal prep because it keeps really well in the refrigerator for a couple of days. The lemon juice prevents browning in the avocados and the taste only gets better as the flavors meld in the refrigerator. To store, cover with plastic wrap directly over the surface of the salad and refrigerate the leftover portion. Add the salt just before serving to prevent softening of the cucumbers and tomatoes.

Make Ahead Chickpea Salad tossed together with lemon dressing in salad bowl

More High Protein Salads:

Chickpeas make this a feel-good, protein packed, and satisfying salad. We love salads with protein because they keep you full for hours.

Chickpea Salad Recipe

4.97 from 276 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Chickpea Salad with Chickpeas or garbanzo beans, avocado, cucumber, tomato and feta cheese
Chickpea Salad loaded with crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, feta cheese and chickpeas or garbanzo beans. Fresh, healthy and protein packed!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$10
Keyword: chickpea salad, garbanzo bean salad
Cuisine: American
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Calories: 302
Servings: 6 as a side salad

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English Cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 15 oz chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 oz feta cheese, diced

Instructions

  1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl: 3 Tbsp olive oil, 3 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 pressed garlic clove, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper and whisk to combine (or shake them together in a small mason jar).  

  2. Combine remaining chickpea salad ingredients in a salad bowl, add dressing to taste (we used all of it) and toss to coat. 

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 418mg18%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 18.1mg22%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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*Sources for chickpeas weight loss and blood sugar control information from Healthline and Dr. Axe.

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  • Rebecca
    September 22, 2022

    Amazing! Absolutely delicious and customizable if you want to change it up. Original recipe is fantastic though. It’s not just good for healthy food, it’s just plain good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 22, 2022

      Thanks for your good comments and feedback, Rebecca! Good to hear that you liked it.

      Reply

  • Frank
    September 11, 2022

    Natasha deserves an EMMY tomorrow night.

    Reply

  • Sml
    September 6, 2022

    Added some tuna. Used goat cheese since my husband doesn’t like feta.
    So good

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 6, 2022

      Goat cheese works great! Thanks for sharing. I’m happy to hear it was enjoyed.

      Reply

  • Betty F
    August 31, 2022

    Absolutely loved. My couple of tweeks – I seeded the cucumber to see if that was the liquid problem others were having; I used a mix of basil, parsley & dill(about 1 T of leftover mix went in the dressing); I added 1/2 t. of dijon mustard to the dressing and to blend the dressing I used a hand stick blender.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 31, 2022

      So glad it was loved, Betty! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Kelly Brumbaugh
    August 30, 2022

    This salad was easy to make and delicious!! Will definitely make AGAIN!!! Very colorful salad too!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2022

      Hello Kelly, awesome feedback. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Suzanne Ferritto
    August 18, 2022

    This was absolutely delicious. I swapped the coriander for parsley so that hubby could enjoy to. This will be a regular for us.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2022

      Thank you for the good comments and feedback, Suzanne!

      Reply

  • Jasmin
    August 3, 2022

    Hi Natasha

    I made the recipe and it ended up pretty watery. Any thoughts on where I may have gone wrong? Tastes good though.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 3, 2022

      Hi Jasmin. Make sure you are rinsing and draining the chickpeas very well. If you used the correct amount of lemon juice/oil I don’t see where else the excess liquid could have come from. Sometimes tomatoes can leave more juice depending on the type and how ripe they are. I hope that helps.

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      • Darren
        August 20, 2022

        Natasha some people find excess liquid in this salad .wondering should be added just before serving to avoid moisture being drawn out of cucumber etc?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 21, 2022

          Hi Darren, Make sure you are rinsing and draining the chickpeas very well. If you used the correct amount of lemon juice/oil I don’t see where else the excess liquid could have come from. Sometimes tomatoes can leave more juice depending on the type and how ripe they are. I hope that helps

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  • Jo Ann
    July 22, 2022

    So easy to prepare and it tasted great! Will definitely make it again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 22, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Jo Ann! Thank you for the wonderful review.

      Reply

  • JoAnn Salvatore
    July 19, 2022

    I made this today to have with our grilled burgers tonight. I’m not crazy about cilantro, so instead I added fresh parsley, dill and basil…….it’s soooooo good. Can’t wait for dinner!!! Thank you Natasha for your continuation of outstanding recipes.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 19, 2022

      You’re very welcome, JoAnn. I’m so glad you loved them.

      Reply

  • Georgia
    July 16, 2022

    Too many ads running! Enjoy these recipes but why does there have to be a novel before we can see it? UGH

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 16, 2022

      Hi Georgia. We are always trying to create the best possible user experience but in order to keep our recipes free for our readers, we need to have ads on our page.

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    • Cynthia
      August 16, 2022

      You can click the “Jump to Recipe” button way at the top to skip all the explanation.

      Reply

    • Betsy
      August 22, 2022

      Thank you Natasha for this quick and easy recipe. I didn’t have an avocado on hand so added extra tomatoes and a small green bell pepper. Delicious!!! Will try it with the avocado next time!!!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        August 22, 2022

        Hi Betsy, sounds good! We’d love for you to share another feedback when you try this with avocado next time.

        Reply

  • Lisa
    July 16, 2022

    Made this tonight based on what I had in fridge. Replacements include regular cucumber, sweet yellow onion, goat cheese crumble, and Italian parsley. Yummy.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 16, 2022

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Lisa. 🙂

      Reply

  • Sophie
    July 16, 2022

    Hi! Just wondering if you can store this in the refrigerator – I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, so I really can’t make this, but I think I could make it the night before so my daughter could bring it to her summer camp for lunch. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2022

      Hi Sophie, please see the ‘Is this a Make-Ahead Salad?’ section of the recipe where we talk about this being a great meal prep/ make ahead salad & how to store it.

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      • Stephanie
        August 30, 2022

        Hi are you able to tell me how many cups per serving? Thanks.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 30, 2022

          Hi Stephanie, I didn’t measure it by cups. Depending on how big you cut your ingredients, it can be anywhere from 1/2 – 1 cup. This serves six as a side.

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  • Mary
    July 11, 2022

    This was delicious! The combination of lemon, cilantro and feta is wonderful. Such a nice dinner with some whole grain crackers for a hot summer night.

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    • Mary
      July 11, 2022

      I meant to give this 5 stars… for sure! This one’s a keeper!

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        July 11, 2022

        Thank you for the wonderful review, Mary.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Mary. It really is a good combination. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

    • Pat
      July 16, 2022

      I agree with Mary…. the combination of feta, lemon and cilantro is fabulous. The balance of all the flavours was so tasty. I never cooked a lot…. travelled for business so I have to follow a recipe to ea detail. It was so good.

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        July 16, 2022

        So glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Pat. Thank you for sharing.

        Reply

  • Marilyn Rivera
    July 9, 2022

    Didn’t have my list with me and bought goat cheese instead of feta. Left out the salt and added 1/4 cup honey. Delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 9, 2022

      I’m glad it was still delicious. I love when mistakes end up working out great!

      Reply

  • Sandra R
    July 5, 2022

    Eating it right now! Delicious. I had to wait for days for my avocado to ripen and I forgot to get cilantro.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Sandra!

      Reply

  • Rebecca
    July 2, 2022

    I really love taking this salad to summer potlucks. I love that it’s a healthy side dish that is also delicious and pretty! Thanks for the easy recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 2, 2022

      So glad you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply

  • Katie
    June 24, 2022

    What a great – light salad for summer supper!!! So glad I found this recipe. Big hit with the family!!!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 24, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Katie! I’m happy you found this recipe.

      Reply

  • Charlene
    June 20, 2022

    Great salad. With the bit of left overs, I added tuna for lunch the next day.

    Question..what is the serving size? I was not sure what serving size was used for the nutrition guide. Thanks

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 20, 2022

      Hi Charlene! So glad you enjoyed this salad! It makes 6 servings total so the nutrition facts are for 1 serving.

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      • Jan
        June 21, 2022

        I would like to know how many oz. the entire recipe makes so I know the ounces per serving.
        Also, if I left the Feta cheese out, to try and reduce the fat content, what would be the fat content for the recipe or per serving? 4 oz. of Feta is showing to have 24g of fat / 6 servings = 4g fat per serving. That is no much reduction. So what ac
        counts for the 20g of fat for a serving?

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          June 21, 2022

          Hi Jan. I do not have this measured out in ounces. You will have to weigh it out once it’s made and then divide that amount by 6 servings (or however many servings you’d like to make of it). As for the fat, avocado and olive oil are also ingredients in this recipe.

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  • Iva
    June 4, 2022

    I’ve made this salad before. Very delicious but I make enough where I have salad left over. Next time feta cheese will be put on right before I eat it because the next day it lost it’s sharp so the dressing looked white. But it was still good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2022

      I’m so glad it was a hit, Iva!

      Reply

  • Lauri Howard
    June 3, 2022

    I substituted rice vinegar for the lemon juice and added a tablespoon of dried dill. Really good, refreshing summer salad.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Lauri! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Tammy
    May 31, 2022

    I might have missed reading this, but when should I put the dressing on, if I’m making it early in the day and putting in the refrigerator until dinner. I will probably wait to put the avocado on at the very end before serving, so it doesn’t turn brown. Thank you for your help.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2022

      Hi Tammy, yes, this can be made ahead of time! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Christy Fell
    May 30, 2022

    Made this and omitted the avocado, husband is not a fan. Neither of us cared much for the cilantro, next time I will substitute parsley.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 30, 2022

      Sounds great!

      Reply

  • NMHR
    May 29, 2022

    Lovely, fresh flavor. I made it without feta trying to reduce dairy intake. It’s so delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 29, 2022

      I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jacinta
    May 28, 2022

    Joining friends for a potluck picnic. The salad will be in a cooler for a couple of hrs. Is it okay to add the dressing before I leave home?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2022

      Hi Jacinta! Yes, that should work!

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  • Nila
    May 22, 2022

    Natasha, your recipe is just unbelievably good. My entire family loves it!
    Also, as I am able to make it ahead of time, unlike many other salads, it is just great!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      Glad you love this recipe, Nila. Thank you for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Cindy
    May 19, 2022

    This salad is awesome from the taste to the colorful look. Simple to make. Definitely going to keep this one.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Cindy!

      Reply

  • Mary Howard
    May 12, 2022

    What is the serving amount for one. I know it is 302 cal, but how much is 302 cal?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 12, 2022

      Hi Mary, this recipe serves 6 as a side. So it with be one portion of the six. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Bob S.
    May 8, 2022

    I serve this healthy and refreshing salad at dinners and is always a hit. Another great recipe (as usual!!!!!).

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 8, 2022

      Thanks for the good feedback, Bob!

      Reply

  • Nancy white
    May 4, 2022

    Left out cheese as I was out.but it was still yummy.i filled a Pita pocket with it.will make again with mozzarella balls.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 4, 2022

      Sounds delicious!

      Reply

  • Diane Mayes
    May 3, 2022

    I must admit that I love this salad is so delicious that I have it breakfast, lunch and dinner – sometimes a spoonful between meals. P.S. find your recipes exceptional.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      Don’t you just love salads like this, Diane? I love that it is good any time of day!

      Reply

  • Terri
    April 26, 2022

    I loved this, but I used Cotija cheese and it was terrific. Thanks. The dressing was yummy with it, too.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 26, 2022

      Wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Terri.

      Reply

    • MaryM
      May 13, 2022

      Absolutely delicious! I used a Meyer lemon that I happened to have. Will definitely make again and again!

      Reply

      • NatashasKitchen.com
        May 13, 2022

        Sounds great! Thank you for the review.

        Reply

  • Nikky Burnett
    April 5, 2022

    Screams fresh burst of Summer!! I used dill instead of cilantro, added red baby bell peppers. My mouth was doing fireworks with all the flavors! Shockingly, I was so satisfied with just this as my main meal instead of always having some kind of meat. My family was fighting for seconds 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 5, 2022

      I absolutely agree! It’s so refreshing and full of flavor. Dill sounds amazing, I love dill. Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Linda Rabbitt
    April 4, 2022

    I love this salad! I omitted the avocado (none on hand) and added Kalamata olives. It is so delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Linda!

      Reply

  • Crissy
    March 25, 2022

    This was delicious! The onion was a little overpowering for me, I may use green onions next time. I didn’t have any garlic which was a huge surprise, I always have garlic. I added a little garden rotini but I love the suggestion to add hard boiled eggs, dill or tuna, yum! Great, healthy recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that great review with me, Crissy!

      Reply

  • Karina
    March 19, 2022

    I absolutely LOVE this salad and it’s always a hit whenever I make it. I don’t care for cucumbers, so I just leave that out cut back on the dressing. This is perfect for the high protein diet that I’m presently on. Sometimes, I mix in a hard-boiled egg or some tuna, to my serving, for an extra protein boost.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 19, 2022

      Wonderful! Thank you, Karina. I am so happy you enjoy this recipe. I appreciate the review.

      Reply

  • Sam
    March 11, 2022

    I added about 1/4 cup of quinoa to the salad which was wonderful.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Sam! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Rita
    March 8, 2022

    Hi Natasha this salad is A-MA-ZING. Hubby & I are not fans of cilantro so I replaced it with Italian parlsey (fresh from my mum’s garden), & I also used finely sliced fresh figs, the flavours are incredible, the saltiness of the feta & the sweetness of the figs meld so well, it’s a feast for the tastebuds, thank you for such a great recipe.

    Kindest regards
    Rita

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2022

      Hi Rita, thanks for sharing that with us. Good to know that the substitutions that you used worked well in this recipe. Thank you for the review!

      Reply

  • Kristen
    March 4, 2022

    What is the serving size? Just says per serving but I need metrics on this.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2022

      Hi Kristen, depending on how big you cut your ingredients, it can be anywhere from 1/2 – 1 cup. This serves six as a side.

      Reply

  • Steve H.
    February 2, 2022

    This was absolutely delicious, and very easy to prepare! Great meal to have after working out, with all the protein.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2022

      The perfect post-workout meal! Thank you for your awesome feedback, Steve!

      Reply

  • Laney
    February 1, 2022

    Added T tahini & a few dashes of zatar. Loved it. Your recipes rock

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Laney!

      Reply

  • Kowsillia
    January 25, 2022

    Hi, what other cheese can I use for this salad besides Feta?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2022

      Hi Kowsilia, you could use fresh mozzarella diced up or in the little balls would work really well and look pretty also. You could leave the cheese out as well, just keep in mind feta does have a salty bite to it so the salad might need a little more salt if you swap it out.

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  • Linda Bissett
    January 22, 2022

    Really tasty and healthy No leftovers with this one . Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2022

      You’re welcome, Linda. Thanks for the good review!

      Reply

  • Khushboo S
    January 13, 2022

    This was hit in our family! Even my 6 year old loved this salad, thank you so much Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 13, 2022

      That’s perfect! You’re so welcome, it is my pleasure to share these awesome recipes with you all.

      Reply

  • Maleficent
    January 11, 2022

    Omg I made it, but I change a few thing. I did not add onions nor cilantro. I used a regular cucumber. It was amazing. It did not need dressing. I did add chicken breast to it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      That sounds delicious!

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  • Jess
    January 11, 2022

    I made this 2 days ago and I’m currently making it again. SO good! I do leave out the cilantro (soap – yuck!) and the cheese because I’m DF, but it’s still delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Sevella
    January 9, 2022

    Made this yesterday and is in fridge. I did sneek a taste and tastes awesome. I will be making this often. Love your never fail recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      Thank you and great to hear that you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Stacey
    December 2, 2021

    Hi, this looks delicious. I’m making it tonight, but only have goats cheese. Do you think this would work? Thanks.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 3, 2021

      Hi Stacey, I haven’t tried that yet but I imagine that should be okay.

      Reply

  • Kim
    October 19, 2021

    Great recipe. Easy to throw together and another way to use chickpeas. Didn’t have any cilantro so added in oregano, thyme, basil and safe. Also diced up a fresh jalapeño. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kim! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

      Reply

  • Linda Reid
    September 28, 2021

    Not only is this delicious, it is beautiful. All the bright colors, red, green and the wonderful lemon zing and the cilantro bite, not to mention the feta finish.
    This never lasts long in my house.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2021

      Hi Linda, good to hear that the recipe is always a hit! Thank you for sharing your good feedback with us.

      Reply

  • Kate
    September 20, 2021

    I LOVE this salad. I make it at least once a week 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      Glad you love it, Kate!

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  • kara gamble
    September 19, 2021

    I love this salad! It’s easy, delicious, and keeps well for a few days. Have made it several times now; definitely on rotation for a good lunch salad. I have even made the dressing for other salads–so light and delicious! Sometimes I add Kalamata olives but otherwise follow recipe exactly.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2021

      Hi Kara, nice to know that you loved this recipe and you also keep some for a few days. Thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Maristela ibanez
    September 9, 2021

    Made the chickpea salad tonight for dinner and my husband and I love it!! 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Maristela!

      Reply

  • Elayne
    August 17, 2021

    I can’t believe I waited so long to make this!! It had my name written all over it. :). Absolutely love it!! Haven’t tried it with the avocado yet, I was out.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 17, 2021

      Yay! That’s so great, Elayne! It really is a delicious Salad! I’m happy you loved it!

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  • Cyndi
    July 27, 2021

    What cheese would be an alternative to feta?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 28, 2021

      Hi Cyndi, you could use fresh mozzarella diced up or in the little balls would work really well and look pretty also. You could leave the cheese out as well, just keep in mind feta does have a salty bite to it so the salad might need a little more salt if you swap it out.

      Reply

  • Darby Simonis
    July 27, 2021

    Delicious! So light and fresh!! I added pine nuts. FIVE STARS ⭐️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with me!

      Reply

  • Stephanie
    July 14, 2021

    I made this tonight and my entire family loved it – even my 5 year old!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 14, 2021

      Happy to hear that, Stephanie! Hope they will love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Mimi
    July 12, 2021

    Loved this recipe with the addition of Kalamata Olives. Thought it was even better the second day after the ingredients “marinated” in the dressing.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2021

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Cecilia Jimenez
    July 11, 2021

    I have tried many of your recipes and have never been disappointed. They are flavorful and for the most part nutritious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 11, 2021

      Hi Cecilia, so great to know that! Thanks for your review and I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try.

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  • Kim
    July 4, 2021

    Feta is my favorite so I came looking for a recipe, and this one is the winner!! This salad was quite a hit at our July 4 meal! I didn’t have a lemon so I subbed lime with great results. Thank you for a delicious and beautiful salad recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 4, 2021

      That is awesome feedback, Kim. Thank you for sharing that with us. We appreciate your review.

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  • Anne
    July 3, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe! To clarify, when you say 15 oz of chickpeas, do you mean 15 oz before or after draining? (i.e. about 1 can of chickpeas or 2?). Thanks again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      Hi Anne, we note in the recipe “15 oz chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed”. A 15 oz can will be perfect here.

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  • Oana
    July 1, 2021

    I’m in love with your recipes. I love all the salads you make. every time my friends come to us they ask me to make them your salads. I love them

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2021

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Oana! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

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  • Dawn
    May 28, 2021

    Delicious Natasha. Thank you for another 5* recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2021

      You’re welcome, Dawn! I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

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  • Patricia
    May 27, 2021

    Delicious and nutritious! Loved the salad dressing and LOVE chick peas. This was a winner for me. I added some black olives and used yellow (non acidic) tomatoes. Thanks for such a lovely recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Patricia!

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  • Cindy Thomas
    May 25, 2021

    This is my new favourite salad. The dill is such a refreshing touch.
    I made your ground beef sliders to go with and it was a perfect meal. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      You’re welcome, Cindy! I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes that you tried.

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  • phil
    May 17, 2021

    Can’t get enough of this salad!

    I like to add turmeric with just a wisp of cinnamon to the lemon juice and let the onion/garlic/cilantro marinate for a bit.

    And I know it’s time consuming but removing the skin off garbanzos really makes them pop!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Phil!

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  • Lauretta
    May 9, 2021

    Where is your cookbook I am unable to follow and find the recipe while you are making the dish. Please help me Lauretta

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2021

      Hi Lauretta, I do not have a cookbook but I am already working on it. In the meantime, you can print or save the recipes by clicking Jump to recipe and then print. I hope that helps!

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      • Thomas Bauer
        September 6, 2021

        Please get your recipe book out soon! Everything you make is wonderful!!!!
        I love your enthusiasm giving the recipes!!!
        Fun to watch while giving great recipes!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 6, 2021

          Thank you so much, Thomas!! We’re working on it! Stay tuned!

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      • Hannah
        February 10, 2022

        Could I replace the chickpeas with chicken? If you were to meal prep this for lunches but felt you needed a side what would you have? Thanks in Advance!!!

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          February 10, 2022

          We love to serve this with a side of meat such as chicken or pork tenderloin. We also love this alongside potatoes. You may also like our Avocado Chicken Salad. https://natashaskitchen.com/avocado-chicken-salad-recipe/ You can replace chickpeas with an alternative bean. Chicken should work fine as well.

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  • Monica
    April 15, 2021

    This salad is a winner! My kids were helping themselves to 2nd and 3rd servings.
    Also, I love that after mixing the salad, the avocado and feta melted just a little, coating all the ingredients with a subtle creaminess, yum!
    This reminds me of your cucumber, tomato, and avocado salad, but I really liked that the garbanzos make it heartier so it can even work as a stand alone salad for a lighter meal.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 15, 2021

      That’s so delicious, the way you described it. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Not happy
    April 11, 2021

    Can’t see the directions for the recipe because of all the ads. Come on- ridiculous

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site so we are not able to remove those at this time. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes.

      I appreciate your feedback and I hope you love every recipe you try.

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      • Barbara
        July 15, 2021

        You arę the best. I am looking forward to your cookbook

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  • Stefanie
    April 11, 2021

    Looks amazing. I am anaphylactically allergic to garlic (I know, the WORST, and I am Italian…), any suggestions for a different dressing?

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    • Natasha
      April 12, 2021

      Oh that is tough – I haven’t tried anything besides garlic, but I think it would still work fine without it.

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  • Tina
    April 8, 2021

    This is a very refreshing salad. I added Kalamata olives for a little more flavor.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 8, 2021

      Sounds good too! Thanks for sharing that with us, Tina.

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  • Zoie Penick
    March 31, 2021

    My sister and I made this recipe for dinner today. It was so good! Our family loved it! The dressing was great. The chickpeas and feta cheese in it, added a great pop of flavor to the salad. We used lettuce instead of cucumbers, bc we don’t like them.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2021

      Hello Zoie, sounds good! I think lettuce is a good substitute for this recipe, thank you for sharing your good feedback with us.

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  • Sandy
    March 21, 2021

    Made this salad tonight. It’s delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2021

      Glad you liked it, Sandy!

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  • Dawn
    March 21, 2021

    This is one of my favorites! I’m heading up to the store to get the ingredients now so I can make it again. 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2021

      Nice! Enjoy and I’m glad this is your new favorite. Thanks for your good feedback, Dawn!

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  • Rose
    March 14, 2021

    I made this recipe and it was a big hit with my family! Did anyone else have their avocado soften and become basically a part of the dressing? I guess the trick is to use avocados that are not so ripe. Still super yummy and delicious though!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 14, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Rose. I haven’t tried that but maybe others here can share their experience?

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  • Alicia
    March 2, 2021

    Absolutely delicious!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Alicia!

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  • Hollie
    February 27, 2021

    What amount is in a serving – 1/2 cup? 1 cup?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      Hi Hollie, depending on how big you cut your ingredients, it can be anywhere from 1/2 – 1 cup. This serves six as a side.

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      • Hollie
        March 8, 2021

        Thanks for answering my question – how much is in a serving. I’m sure I went over that as it’s so delicious! We’ll be having it often!

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  • Sandi Polasek
    February 20, 2021

    How long has this lasted with the dressing on it? I would like it to last for the week. I can add the feta cheese and cilantro each day as I know those won’t last throughout the week

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Sandi, I honestly haven’t tried storing this in the fridge for more than 3 days. You could try that but I can’t guarantee since I haven’t experimented on that yet.

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  • Madz
    February 20, 2021

    Thank you for the plant based recipe. I enjoy watching your videos but being a vegan for 5 years, most of your recipes use animal products so I can’t make it for the family. This one I can eliminate feta.

    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      Thank you for giving that recipe a try, Madz! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  • Jill
    February 14, 2021

    I made this and it’s very good!! Hope my company likes it

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Nice, please update us too on how it goes!

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  • Grahame
    January 28, 2021

    Hi made this today as usual with all your recepies it tasted amazing and will make again. Thank you, Grahame

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Grahame!

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  • Goldie
    January 24, 2021

    I made the chick pea salad. I added some baby spinach, and radicchio, and also some tuna. That was the whole meal. Everyone enjoyed it

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2021

      Awesome! Thank you for your great review, Goldie.

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  • Karen
    January 4, 2021

    Delicious!! The lemon really popped in this salad and it was quite tasty. It was a hit with my family and will now be added to our favorite sides. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this salad, Karen. Thank you for your great comments and feedback!

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  • Nancy
    January 2, 2021

    Natasha I am fun of you and your recipes. Please send me your recipes for a diabetic person. Thanks, have a wonderful New Year and God bless you today and always.

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    • Natasha
      January 2, 2021

      Hi Nancy, we don’t have a diabetic category currently. Thank you for the suggestion and God bless you also in the New Year!

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  • Donna Tevald
    January 1, 2021

    I am not a fan of cilantro can you substitute parsley

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2021

      Hi Donna, several of our readers reported great results substituting with parsley! I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Debby Myers
    December 31, 2020

    This looks great going to try. I have made your chicken mango salad several times its so good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 1, 2021

      Sounds good, Debby. I hope you love this recipe too!

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  • Adrienne
    December 9, 2020

    I’m so impressed with how good this salad is. My new favorite.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2020

      That’s so awesome, Adrienne! I’m so glad you found a favorite on our blog!

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  • Kaitlyn
    December 2, 2020

    This recipe is flavorful and easy to put together! I used 2 roma tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. Next time I will use 3 roma tomatoes and add another avocado. I made this as a lunch salad, and there was enough for 2 servings. If you’re craving something healthy, fresh and delicious, give this recipe a try!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      Hi Kaitlyn, thanks for sharing that with us. I appreciate your great review and recommendation! I’m glad you loved this salad.

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  • Frank Jurgens
    December 1, 2020

    Wow. This is a great salad. I think I found a new go-to recipe. My wife wanted more avocado so next time I’ll use 2.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 2, 2020

      I’m glad you and your wife loved this recipe! Thank you for sharing your good experience with us, Frank.

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  • Sabrina
    November 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha, what is the amount of calories if the feta cheese is left out?

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    • Natasha
      November 16, 2020

      Hi Sabrina, there is no way to change the nutrition label specifically because our nutrition label isn’t that advanced. You would have to figure out how many calories are in the amount of feta and divide that per serving. I hope that helps.

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  • Andrea
    August 31, 2020

    Made this exactly as it was written. Superb! Love your tasty salads. My child eats them without fussing and he’s 8. Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for your great review, Andrea. So glad to know that your child loves this recipe!

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  • Teresa
    August 23, 2020

    Just made this tonight and my husband loves it I did omit the chickpeas only because I did not have any very good five stars will make this again definitely😋And I didn’t have any cilantro so I use dill I also only had one small lemon so I used one small lime🤩👍👍

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 23, 2020

      Yay thank you for your perfect rating and excellent review. We appreciate it!

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  • Shelly Barrett
    August 19, 2020

    Looks delicious. I can’t wait to taste your recipe. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 19, 2020

      You’re welcome and I hope you like it!

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  • Yolanda Lira
    July 29, 2020

    i’m allergic to Feta cheese. I tasted it once for the first time and it was delicious…30 mins later I broke out in hives and asthma attack. I concluded it was the Feta since it was the only new thing…so I tried it again this time only that. I broke out in huge hives again with asthma attack. So with that said what do you recommend as a substitute for Feta cheese? I was thinking Panela cheese cuz it’s less salty that Queso Fresco.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2020

      Hi Yolanda, yes, you could use fresh mozzarella diced up or in the little balls would work really well and look pretty also. You could leave the cheese out as well, just keep in mind feta does have a salty bite to it so the salad might need a little more salt if you swap it out.

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  • Donna
    July 24, 2020

    Are the nutritional stats for the entire recipe or per serving please?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2020

      Hi Donna, it is per serving that is correct. We have the number of servings at the top of the recipe card.

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  • Angela
    July 10, 2020

    How big is a serving?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2020

      Hi Angela, We have the number of servings at the top of the recipe card. A serving will be 1/6 of the recipe.

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  • Jessy J
    July 6, 2020

    Made this today for dinner but omitted the cheese since I am vegan and paired it with quinoa and it was BOMB! Thank you so much for the recipe! I recently came across your website and I have selected at least 5 recipes to try this week, starting with the almond cake 🙂 Thank you, from my family and I 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 7, 2020

      I’m glad that it was also delicious if paired with quinoa! Thanks for sharing that with us and I hope you love every recipe that you try.

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  • Rosahan Alayon
    July 1, 2020

    Made the chickpea salad today along with the dressing. Amazingly good. Loved it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 1, 2020

      Awesome! Thank you so much for your great feedback.

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  • Prakash J Patel
    June 28, 2020

    We tried the Chickpea Salad and were delighted for how easy it is to make. We used little more black pepper and some red pepper to make it little hot and it turned out to be great. We are using it when we have guest also. Thanks.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2020

      Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your experience with this recipe, we appreciate it!

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  • Jeanne L
    June 23, 2020

    Delicious and refreshing. I love chickpeas and this is a great way to use them. I have made them in a salad before but this was much better. No avocado in the house but it still was perfect.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 23, 2020

      So great to hear that, Jeanne. Thanks for sharing that with us!

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