15-Minute Moroccan-Spiced Chickpea Salad

This 15-minute Spiced Chickpea Salad is made with diced bell pepper, fresh herbs, Moroccan spices and lemon juice. The Mediterranean flavors make this a super refreshing and easy salad to make and enjoy as a side, snack or meal!

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Entree, Main Dish
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan


Units Scale
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained (see note for dry chickpeas)
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Make the dressing. In a bowl combine oil, lemon juice, and spices and whisk to emulsify.
  2. Assemble the salad. Add the drained chickpeas, minced pepper, garlic, herbs to the bowl with the dressing. Mix well to combine and enjoy! 


If using dry chickpeas, add to a bowl and cover with water before soaking over night. Drain them before adding to a pot, covering with fresh water, and simmering over medium low heat until tender (usually takes at least an hour). 

Keywords: chickpea salad, spiced chickpea salad