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Warm Chickpea Salad

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients

This Warm Chickpea Salad is great on its own as an appetizer, or as a side dish with meat or fish. I have even used it as a sauce for spaghetti, and as a topper...


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 dried red pepper, deseeded and broken into pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed ( see Ann’s Tips)
  • ½ cup chicken broth, stock, water or chickpea broth
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese  (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (optional)
  • Sea salt, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


452 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

9 g


58 g


15 g


16 g


19 g


962 mg


  1. Heat the olive oil over a medium high heat in a sauté pan or large frying pan. Add the red pepper and the garlic. Cook until the garlic starts to turn golden, then add the shallots. Cook until the shallots have softened and started to take color, about 8 minutes. They should not be burned, just golden.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are soft, and have started to caramelize, about 8 minutes. Add a little of the reserved chickpea stock as you cook to keep the pan moist.
  3. Add the drained chickpeas, Parmesan cheese, if using, and stock or broth. Mix well and cook until the sauce looks syrupy and the chickpeas are warmed through. Add the chopped herbs. Mix well, cooking for another minute. Stir in lemon juice and season to taste. Serve warm.

Chef Tips

If you’re into making your chickpeas from scratch, for an even more delicious salad, try our recipe. It makes roughly the same amount as the 2 cans.

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