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This Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad recipe is a fresh salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas, and kalamata olives in a tangy Greek vinaigrette. A great vegetarian salad loaded with enough ingredients to keep you full.

This makes a great lunch or dinner salad, loaded with plant based protein. Serve with pita wedges for a tasty meal anytime!

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I’ve been all about the big, bright salads lately!  I love this chopped chickpea Greek salad because it’s loaded with all my favorite salad veggies in a simple homemade dressing. I started making all my own salad dressings a few years ago, and let me tell ya, what a difference it makes!

I’ve always loved chopped salads – my absolute favorite is the chopped salad from Portillos. This one has more of a Greek vibe to it with kalamata olives and a red wine vinaigrette. I added chickpeas instead of chicken, so this salad still has lots of plant-protein but stays vegetarian.

This Greek Chopped Chickpea Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Tangy
  • Crisp
  • Loaded with Veggies
  • Vegetarian, Meatless, Gluten Free, and Vegan
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What’s In This Greek Chopped Salad with Chickpeas?

  • Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Onions
  • No Salt Added Chickpeas: one of my favorite pantry staple ingredients! You can use canned chickpeas (I’d highly recommend a low sodium or no salt version), or you can make your own chickpeas from scratch in the Instant Pot.
  • Kalamata Olives: make sure they are pitted! I love the rich briny flavor of herby kalamata olives, which have a purple hue and a really nice flavor.
  • Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar: I used red wine vinegar for the marinade to give this dish a really nice bright Mediterranean flavor – for that, this red wine vinegar is my go-to!
  • Oregano: a spice I always put in my chili, tacos, or fajitas!  This dried oregano has a bright and earthy flavor, and goes so well with the roasted vegetables.
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
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Easy Salad Recipes for Entertaining

This Greek chopped chickpea salad  is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute potluck invites, or when you just want a tasty home cooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. Browse all our Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family.

From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a yummy meal can be on your table in no time.  Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)! 

How Do I Make a Greek Chopped Salad?

  1. In a large serving bowl, add all the salad ingredients and toss well to combine.
  2. To make the dressing, add all the red wine vinaigrette ingredients to a mason jar (or other air tight container) and seal the lid. Shake vigorously until ingredients are well mixed and dressing is combined.
  3. Pour the salad dressing over the salad just before serving. Garnish with extra kalamata olives and feta cheese.  Enjoy!
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Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad

This Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad recipe is a tasty salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas, and kalamata olives in a tangy Greek vinaigrette.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 6 servings
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Greek Salad

  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 14-ounce can low sodium chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup red onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese or see note below for a vegan feta cheese recipe

For the Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Instructions
 

  • In a large serving bowl, add all the salad ingredients and toss well to combine.
  • To make the dressing, add all the red wine vinaigrette ingredients to a mason jar (or other air tight container) and seal the lid. Shake vigorously until ingredients are well mixed and dressing is combined.
  • Pour the salad dressing over the salad just before serving. Garnish with extra kalamata olives and feta cheese.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 331mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2349IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 1mg
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