Recipe: Chickpea Salad

Even though we are more than a month into Autumn, Melbourne appears to think we’re still in summer and this weekend presented us with glorious sunshine, and high-20s temperatures. This means I’m still making summery food, and this chickpea salad fits the bill perfectly!

The recipe is a Jamie Oliver one, which a tweaked a tiny bit due to the fact someone picked and ate the chilli growing in our frontyard! I also added extra chickpeas to it so it will go further for me for lunch this week.

Ingredients List

  • Red onion
  • Chilli flakes
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 tins of chickpeas
  • Fresh mint
  • Fresh green basil
  • Feta cheese
  • Salt & pepper



  1. Finely slice the red onion and place in a bowl
  2. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add the tomatoes and chilli flakes to the red onion
  3. Add the juice of half the lemon and around 3 tbs of olive oil to the onion and tomato and season with salt and pepper
  4. Drain and rinse the chickpeas then heat them on the stove
  5. Add most of the chickpeas to the bowl
  6. Mash the remaining chickpeas with a fork and add to the bowl
  7. Leave to marinate for about an hour
  8. Before serving chop the mint and basil and add to the mixture
  9. Crumble feta on top
  10. Add additional lemon juice, salt & pepper to taste
  11. Enjoy!


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4 Comments on Recipe: Chickpea Salad

  1. Modern Day Mummying
    April 8, 2013 at 10:28 am (11 years ago)

    WOW! How colourful! I’m going to give this a go this week 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Sophie xo

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 8, 2013 at 10:49 am (11 years ago)

      My pleasure! Would love to hear what you think once you’ve tried it!

  2. Lisa @ Greek Vegetarian
    April 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm (11 years ago)

    Great recipe Liz! Love a good chickpea salad. And mint and basil together make such a refreshing, herby combination!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm (11 years ago)

      I love chickpeas in pretty much anything – such delicious little things!


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