Prep Time
30 Mins
4 Servings

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is the perfect side dish for a weeknight meal or summer gathering. As one online reviewer claims, "Really, really tasty. I made it for my birthday BBQ and it was a big hit."

How to Make It

Step 1

Toss cheese, chickpeas, mint, olive oil, garlic and lemon zest together in a medium bowl; season with salt to taste. Set mixture aside to marinate at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes, or cover with plastic wrap and let it marinate in refrigerator overnight.

Step 2

Add lemon juice and tomatoes to cheese-chickpea mixture and toss to coat thoroughly.

Step 3

Divide arugula among 4 individual serving plates and spoon marinated cheese mixture on top. Grind freshly cracked black pepper directly over each salad. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

June 22, 2016
It is cherry or grape TOMATOES!

June 09, 2017
Next line says tomatoes.  So it was cherry or grape tomatoes :}

June 09, 2017
They mean cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes,,

June 10, 2017
Cherry or grape tomatoes! They are clearly shown in the picture!

LCherry's Review

June 03, 2011
substituted feta cheese

Sara2001's Review

February 14, 2012
Really really tasty. I made it for my birthday BBQ and it was a big hit.

Val214's Review

June 03, 2013

itravel's Review

May 01, 2012
I love the Spanish cheese in this but the the mint really gives it the punch. Excellent side dish.

jpaigev's Review

June 18, 2012

nanadolly7's Review

August 20, 2014
Chickpeas, tomatoes and Manchego cheese...Great in any salad combo