Chickpea Tahini Salad

Chickpea Tahini Salad

Chickpea Tahini Salad stands out as a delightful and nutritious masterpiece. It combines the goodness of protein-packed chickpeas, fresh vegetables, and the rich, nutty flavor of tahini.

Fresh Vegetables

Romaine Lettuce: Adds a refreshing crunch and contributes vitamins A and K.

Red Bell Pepper: Infuses sweetness and provides a boost of vitamin C and antioxidants.

Red Onion: Offers a mild spiciness and contains quercetin, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant.

Cherry Tomatoes: Contribute a burst of freshness, along with vitamins C and A.

English Cucumber: Adds hydration, low-calorie content, and dietary fiber.

Avocado: Provides creamy texture, healthy monounsaturated fats, and an array of vitamins.

Cilantro: Adds a hint of citrus freshness and offers antioxidants with potential detoxifying effects.

Oregano: Introduces a Mediterranean flair and brings antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

The Benefits

Nutrient-Rich and Satisfying: The combination of chickpeas, vegetables, and tahini creates a nutrient-dense salad that satisfies both the palate and nutritional needs. It’s an excellent option for those seeking a wholesome, balanced meal.

Heart-Healthy Fats: The inclusion of tahini and avocado provides heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats support cardiovascular health and contribute to a well-rounded and satiating salad.

Plant-Based Protein: Chickpeas are a fantastic plant-based protein source, making this salad suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Protein is essential for muscle repair, immune function, and overall well-being.

Antioxidant Boost: The colorful array of vegetables and herbs brings a spectrum of antioxidants to the table. These compounds help combat oxidative stress, support the immune system, and contribute to long-term health.

Chickpea Tahini Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 people


For the salad

  • 1 romaine lettuce
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion small
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 250 g canned chickpeas
  • 1 avocado
  • 20 g cilantro
  • 1 tsp oregano

For the tahini dressing

  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2-2.5 tsp salt taste before adding more
  • 2-2.5 tsp pepper taste before adding more


  • Cut romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, red onion cherry tomatoes, English cucumber, avocado, cilantro and oregano and put into a salad bowl.
  • Add canned chickpeas. Don't forget to drain the liquid from the can before adding the chickpeas.
  • Prepare the dressing by mixing tahini, lemon juice, honey, rice vinegar, roasted sesame oil, crushed garlic, water, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix everything well. Enjoy!
Keyword chickpea salad, salad, tahini

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