Marinated Chickpea Salad

This marinated salad takes minutes to prepare with canned chickpeas as a convenient shortcut. It's a perfect summer salad for picnics and is a great dish to accompany grilled meat, chicken or fish on the BBQ.


Just one cup of chickpeas contains 12.5 grams of dietary fibre and 14.5 grams of protein. Most of the fiber in chickpeas is insoluble fiber, which is great for digestive health. Individuals who eat them typically have better blood sugar regulation since chickpeas are so high in fiber and protein.

The lemon juice adds bright flavor and mellows out the raw onion.

To serve as a main dish for light supper or lunch, you can also just spoon the marinated chickpea salad over endive leaves, baby mixed greens or baby spinach.