Summer Chickpea Salad With Honey-Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette

A fancy vinaigrette transforms this simple salad into an amazing meal
Chickpea Salad

Photo Modified: Flickr / Jules / CC BY 4.0

Chickpea Salad

Make a sweet, citrusy dressing and pour it all over the chickpeas, tomatoes, and corn. Let the salad sit before serving: This is a meal that gets better with time.

This recipe is courtesy of How Sweet Eats.

4
Servings
444
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 30 Ounces canned chickpeas, drained
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 ears grilled corn, cut from the cob
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 Tablespoons basil, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, corn, tomatoes, basil, and chives. Toss well, and season with salt and pepper.

In a small saucepan, add the oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, lime juice, and lime zest. Heat over a low heat, whisking until the mixture is warm, and the garlic cloves begin to sizzle.

Pour the warm dressing over the chickpeas and toss well to coat. Refrigerate before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
55g
42%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
288µg
41%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
53mg
71%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
54µg
60%
Calcium, Ca
197mg
20%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
127µg
32%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
116mg
36%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
245mg
35%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
535mg
36%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
158g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.