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Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad

This easy Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad is so light, fresh and tasty! It’s super simple and can be made in less than 5 minutes!

If you love making easy and healthy salads, you have to try my famous Mango Couscous Salad too! It’s so good.

Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad

Welcome to another edition of Mystery Dish!!! {Ok..on a side note whenever I start these Mystery Dish posts I always feel a little like a TV game show host}

So.. Let’s recap, shall we? Last month we had some crazy ingredients given to us and this is what the outcome was…

Coconut Shrimp with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce #coconutshrimp #seafood #appetizer #thai #ginger #shrimp
Coconut Shrimp with Thai Ginger Chili Sauce, pretty delicious looking I know! Its even more delicious tasting!

This month proved to be more of a challenge. Partly because I made a recipe earlier this month, Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Black Beans, that I posted and didn’t realize I could have used it for this month’s Mystery Dish. But also, because for whatever reason I was struggling to be creative with the ingredients this time around.
I was forced to put on my thinking cap this month and came up with this beauty, Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad. P.S. in case you didn’t know Chickpeas are the same thing as Garbanzo Beans. 🙂
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Jen, over at Yummy Healthy Easy, was our host for this month. She threw down gauntlet and gave us a challenge with these Mystery Ingredients: Garbanzo Beans, Eggs, Flax Seed, Cilantro, Potatoes, Lime, Bread, Quinoa, Popcorn, Dark Chocolate, Ground Turkey, and Asparagus. The challenge… use at least 2 of these ingredients in a dish. But if your like me you try to use more. 🙂 {I used garbanzo beans, cilantro, and lime}
This Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad can be made in less than 5 minutes and has such a light and fresh flavor! It would be a perfect side dish for those summer grilling nights with the fam or the weekend Potluck your next neighbor is planning! 🙂

How to Make The Best Chickpea Salad

To get started, drain and rinse one 15oz. can of chickpeas {also known as garbanzo beans} place in a small bowl.
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Add 1/2 cup of diced yellow peppers, 1/2 cup of diced roma tomatoes {seeds removed} and 1 /4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro. Toss.
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Next add in the juice of 1 large lime, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
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Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


This easy Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad is so light, fresh and tasty! It’s super simple and can be made in less than 5 minutes!


  • 1 15oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of roma tomatoes, diced {seeds removed}
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Add chickpeas {also known as garbanzo beans} into a small bowl.
  2. Add diced yellow peppers, diced roma tomatoes {seeds removed} and chopped fresh cilantro, juice of a large lime, olive oil, and salt & pepper.
  3. Toss to coat everything and serve!

Keywords: chickpea salad, chickpea salad recipe, easy side dish, healthy side dish, mediterranean salad, mediterranean salad recipe, easy salad

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Be Sure to Check out the Rest of This Month’s Mystery Dish Recipes:
A collage of 12 different recipes including desserts, snacks, beverages, and main dishes
1. Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake by Culinary Couture 2. Pineapple Cashew Quinoa “Fried Rice” by Blahnik Baker 3. Chili Lime Popcorn by The Pajama Chef 4. Cilantro Lime Hummus by The Weary Chef 5. Gluten Free White Bean Brownies by Yummy Healthy Easy 6. Homemade Popcorn with Cilantro Lime Butter by The Well Floured Kitchen 7. Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad by Joyful Healthy Eats 8. Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Tomato by Chez Catey Lou 9. Key Lime Pie Popcorn by I Dig Pinterest 10. Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole by I Want Crazy 11. Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito by Baking a Moment 12. Pretzel Caramel Crunch by The Dessert Chronicles

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