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Chana Salad or Chickpea Salad

The ultimate no-cook healthy and refreshing Chana Salad or Chickpea Salad is full of vibrant colors and flavors. Makes a delicious meal and is packed with protein and fiber!!
Course Sides
Cuisine American, Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 PEOPLE
Calories 160kcal
Author Ruchi





  • 2 tablespoon Chopped Green Onions
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper finely chopped
  • 1 medium Cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Green Bell Pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves to garnish
  • 3 tablespoon Feta cheese
  • Salt to taste



  • Open a chickpeas can and drain.
  • Save the liquid - this is Aquafaba. Visit the link above for aquafaba recipes.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas to a bowl. Mix in all the spices one by one.
  • Give it a good toss.
  • Do not add salt at this point.
  • When ready to serve. Heat up the chana/chickpeas and start adding veggies one by one.
  • You can add or subtract the ingredients to your liking.
  • Toss in all the veggies.
    Chana Salad or Chickpea Salad in a bowl
  • At this point add salt and adjust seasonings.
  • Assemble the salad dressing ingredients. You can use store bought vinaigrette to save time.
  • In a cup add all the ingredients and whisk it up.
  • Pour it over the salad.
  • Toss until well blended.
  • Adjust dressing, spices and enjoy!
    Chana Salad or Chickpea Salad - Ruchiskitchen



How to make boiled chickpeas from scratch -
  1. Wash and soak chickpea overnight. In the morning, drain that water and wash the chickpeas again.
  2. Transfer soaked chickpeas to a pressure cooker and add enough water to cover it.
  3. Pressure cook for 6-8 whistles or until chickpeas/chole is tender. If using an Instant Pot, Pressure cook soaked chickpeas for 25 minutes on HIGH.
  4. Use as directed in the recipe.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg