Caprese Chickpea Salad
This Caprese Chickpea Salad is full of flavor and bursting with fresh ingredients like avocado, tomato, mozzarella, fresh herbs, and more. This makes a great vegetarian meal option for lunch or dinner thanks to the protein packed chickpeas.
Who else loves chickpeas?!
Hopefully if you’re here reading this, you either already love chickpeas or are intrigued enough to want to try them. I’m actually a new fan of chickpeas and I love including them in salads.
This is actually my first recipe on Belle of the Kitchen that highlights them, and I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last either!
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein and they add a nice texture to salads while still keeping the meal light and healthy.
I’m obsessed with pretty much anything “caprese salad,” like this Caprese Pasta Salad or Bruschetta Tilapia. I decided to take those same flavors and incorporate them into a chickpea salad and I’m happy with the results!
This salad is perfect for enjoying as a full meal, or you could serve it as a side dish. It would also be delicious to take to a potluck or barbecue in the summer time. It would be easy and quick to throw together when you need a dish to bring!
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Caprese Chickpea Salad
- 1 (19 oz) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
- 1 cup baby arugula
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- fresh black pepper, to taste
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella, chopped
- Combine all of the ingredients except for the avocado and mozzarella in a large bowl and mix carefully. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve, mix in the avocado and mozzarella. Enjoy!
This looks so yummy I love the the addition of chickpeas for more protein.
I always have chickpeas around so I guess this will be next recipe! Love how this salad turned out!
This looks refreshing and delicious! Can’t wait to try it out.
okay wow this looks so tasty!! I need to make this i love caprese salad so much
Yum we have been eating alot of Mediterranean style salads with chickpeas this season too! Love them in everything right now, especially for a meatless monday dinner.
Ooooh! It looks equally beautiful, healthy, and delicious! That’s my kinda meal!!
I love chickpeas in my salads! Hangry wife admission: actually got pretty angry one night when my husband forgot the chickpeas for salad night lol. Never tried then in a caprese salad before though. This sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
Oh my goodness this salad looks SO perfect. I adore chickpeas so it’s totally up my alley!
I love a good salad during the summer months and this one was delicious! Can’t wait to make it again!!!
I love Caprese and I love chickpeas so I need to make it
Caprese salads are my jam! I love the addition of the avocado in here too
We love chickpeas so will ha who give this recipe a try! Love how colourful it is too!
This looks like such a light and fresh salad. YUM!
What a fresh and tasty salad recipe! This one will be gorgeous the second my tomatoes come in this year!
I love chickpeas, so I’ll certainly be trying your recipe!
This salad looks so delicious. It looks like delicious and summertime mixed together
What a great idea to add chickpeas and avocado to a traditional caprese salad! I love all things caprese too!
I love using chickpeas in salad and caprese salad is a favourite of ours so this looks like a salad we would really enjoy. Going to pin for later!
This looks like a fab recipe! I love all the ingredients you have chosen. My husband isn’t fond of avocado but the good news is I can just separate some for him before adding the avocados and the kids and I will be in 7th heaven. I am so excited to make this recipe for our Meet and Greet this weekend!
Colorful and delicious combination to this Salad. Total filler and yummy Dinner option too.
I love chickpeas so will be trying this recipe! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂