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Roasted Chickpea And Arugula Salad

5 from 1 vote
Total: 30 minutes

Satisfy your salad cravings with this fresh and light Roasted Chickpea And Arugula Salad. A fantastic salad packed with crispy chickpeas, tomatoes and corn kernels. A perfect side dish for any meal!

Roasted Chickpea And Arugula Salad | Ruchiskitchen.comWinter has finally loosened its grasp on us, allowing for spring to take hold and bless us with great weather, and great food. Spring has always been associated with greenery- from the lush green grass fields to the delicious, healthy green salads. Roasted Chickpea And Arugula Salad

One such green that especially stands out is arugula. Its peppery flavor and versatility allows it to be a perfect inclusion in any salad and can be paired with almost any topping in the world. After buying a fresh bag of baby arugula from the store, I made my favorite Roasted chickpea and Arugula salad drizzled with homemade vinaigrette. A hearty, wholesome meal was on the table in less than 30 minutes. 

As soon as my boys laid their eyes on this delicious homemade, healthy salad, they completely devoured it almost leaving nothing for my husband and me.  😉

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This Roasted chickpea and Arugula salad is –

  • Fresh
  • Full of flavor
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Plant-based
  • Gluten-free
  • And filling!

Overall, a complete protein-packed salad that is perfect for a light lunch or as a side for dinner.

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Arugula is also referred to as roquette or salad rocket. Arugula leaves are bright and crispy and have a subtle peppery flavor. These leaves are a complete nutritional powerhouse. They are an excellent source of fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, C, and K.

Combine it with protein-rich ingredients for a healthy, wholesome salad that will appeal to anyone. 

How to make Roasted chickpea and Arugula Salad?

This salad has all my favorite ingredients assembled in one bowl – Cajun seasoned roasted chickpeas, fresh corn kernels, and delicious cherry tomatoes tossed with an ample supply of homemade olive oil vinaigrette dressing.

Arugula forms the base of this dish. If you feel like making changes to this salad, then I think lettuce leaves and baby spinach would be great additions.

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Roasted chickpeas are a lovely contrast to any salad. It is perfect for people who love extra crunch and texture in their salads.

On a personal note, these chickpeas are so crispy and crunchy that it can be eaten on its own as a side dish. They make a great portable snack too!


I have dressed my salad with a homemade light olive oil vinaigrette dressing. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Cover and PULSE until the mixture thickens. The sweet taste of this dressing perfectly balances out the peppery flavors of arugula.

All in all, a perfect combination of flavors that is guaranteed to be a hit with your entire family.

A note  Feel free to take a shortcut and substitute homemade dressing for a store-bought one. 

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Do give this healthy, flavorful salad a try. Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Would love to hear from you. ?

Roasted Chickpea And Arugula Salad

5 from 1 vote
Satisfy your salad cravings with this fresh and light Roasted Chickpea And Arugula Salad. An amazing salad packed with crispy chickpeas, tomatoes and corn kernels. A perfect side dish to any meal!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Calories: 319 kcal
Servings: 6 SERVINGS




  • 1 - 15 ounce can Drained,rinsed and washed Corn Kernels
  • 16 pieces of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 LB pack (454 grams) of Baby Arugula Leaves
  • 1.5 cups Roasted Chickpeas


  • 1/2 cup Any neutral oil
  • 2 tablespoons White wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Vegan Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup or Honey ( non-vegan option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly crushed Black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Assemble: seasonings for chickpeas.
  • Add cooked/drained chickpeas to a bowl and toss with oil and seasonings.
  • Toss well to coat.
  • Transfer chickpeas to a baking sheet or an air fryer. In the oven bake at 400 degrees F and in an air-fryer bake @370 degree F for 20 minutes until slightly crispy and golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, add washed baby Arugula leaves to a large mixing bowl. Add in sliced tomatoes.
  • Top with corn kernels and roasted chickpeas.
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  • FOR DRESSING - Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Cover and PULSE until the mixture is thickened and well-combined. Adjust seasonings and store in an air-tight container. This dressing keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Pour 3-4 tablespoon of the dressing over the salad. Adjust dressing as per need, mix well.
  • Serve right away. Taste best when fresh.


Substitutes - 
Don't have a liking for arugula, no worries. Sub Arugula with - 
  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard greens or
  • Kale
Since Arugula has a slightly bitter, peppery taste, mustard greens would work great as a substitute. 


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2055IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 3mg
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American

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  1. Valerie says:

    I have a friend that would love this salad. She loves chickpeas, she has them as sides and even as snacks at times.

  2. Camilla Hawkins says:

    I love all the elements of this salad as do my family but have never thought to serve them all together. Must try this very soon:-)

  3. Padmajha Sureshbabu says:

    We don’t get arugula here but the other ingredient- roasted chickpea in the salad sounds yum. I am going to try out your version of the dressing.

  4. Tammy says:

    Ahh the roasted chickpeas and bits of sweet corn are perfect together tossed in this salad! I love arugula and this sounds wonderful 🙂

  5. Lauren Vavala says:

    Oh yum, yum. yum! This salad has all my favorites! The dressing sounds so delicious too – definitely going to give it a try!

  6. Veena Azmanov says:

    That sounds so refreshing and light. I love arugula and chickpeas in my salads so this is definitely my kind of light dinner. Love the seasoning you have used here.

  7. swathi says:

    Love chickpeas in salad, I like the idea of using roasted ones , also dressing sound to to be simple yet delicious. perfect with crunchy arugula.

  8. Heather says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Simple recipe and easy ingredients .. perfect! This is a great salad to serve up now that the weather is getting warmer!