Lemon & Fresh Herb Chickpea Salad

Posted On: September 6, 2018
Last updated: October 18th, 2023

Lemon and fresh herbs never made chickpeas/garbanzo beans taste so fabulous like in this lemon & fresh herb chickpea salad.  Garden fresh basil and parsley make this recipe the fresh delight you’ve been looking for in this healthy fiber rich zesty side dish.  Fill up on this salad instead of a carbohydrate loaded lunch and your body will be so happy.  This salad will give you more energy instead of slumped over and tired after lunch.

Lemon & Fresh Herb Chickpea Salad in serve bowl with lemon basil

Fresh Herb Delight

I have many recipes on my site where I say you can substitute fresh herbs for the dried herbs, but not is this recipe.  Fresh herbs are a must to truly enjoy this zesty herby side.  Dried herbs will not do this salad justice.  You need those fresh greens to make this chickpea salad pop!

Chickpeas and other ingredient collage

Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans

This lemon & fresh herb chickpea salad is so good that you’ll forget how good it is for you.  Chickpeas otherwise known as garbanzo beans are full of protein and fiber and are great for any diet!  They’re full of nutrients, low in calories so there’s really no going wrong with these sweet beans.  Make yourself a dish of this and enjoy it as a fresh side to take for your school or work lunch this week.

Lemon & Fresh Herb Chickpea Salad in serve bowl and individual bowls with lemon and herbs

Zesty Healthy Fresh Side – Chickpea Salad

Fresh lemon zest and juice with fresh basil, parsley and fiber and protein rich chickpeas makes healthy taste amazing.   I seriously got so excited the first time I tasted chickpeas this way.  The freshness and zest just made my summer lunch go from bland to spectacular and with no guilt.  If you’re trying to eat less carbs and lose a little weight, try this lemon herb chickpea salad for a fresh treat to your whole food diet.  You will not be disappointed.

Fresh herby chickpea salad

Lemon & Fresh Herb Chickpea Salad

This Chickpea Salad is crisp, refreshing and easy to make.  Chickpeas are a healthy base to this salad and make the flavors pop!  Give this chickpea salad a try today!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 120 kcal


  • 2 15- ounce cans garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil leaves chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley chopped fine
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • About 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp Asiago or Parmesan cheese freshly shredded
  • A few turns of freshly cracked pepper


  • Prep all your ingredients as specified in the ingredients list.
  • Add all your ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and then enjoy!
  • You can enjoy this salad over the next few days. Keep cold.

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 444mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 4gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 117IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chickpea salad, chickpeas, Mediterranean
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