Chickpea Avocado Salad

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This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!

This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!

This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!

I just returned from Sunriver Oregon, what a beautiful state! I got in so late and was craving something fresh, and whipped this up with the tomatoes from my garden. This is a staple for me, I love chickpeas and always keep them on hand and often crave this for lunch.

 

How to keep avocados from browning:

  • To keep avocado from turning brown, squeeze a little lime juice over cut pieces.  Alternatively, you can cut the avocado as you use it.
  • To store unused avocado, leave the pit in and get the wrap as close to the surface of the fruit as possible.  If browning occurs, gently scrape the exposed flesh with a butter knife and voila, beautiful green avocado lies within!

Some more helpful tips:

  • I love THIS salad spinner by Progressive.  It makes rinsing and drying lettuce and hearty herbs so quick and easy.
  • To use leftover chickpeas, add them to Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad or make these Roasted Chickpeas to snack on during the week (just remember to ½ the spices since you have ½ the amount of chickpeas).
This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!
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Chickpea Avocado Salad

243 Cals 9 Protein 31.5 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped greens such as romaine
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup diced cucumbers
  • 2/3 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ounces sliced avocado, from 1/2 small
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tsp unfiltered apple cider vinegar, I use Braggs or fresh lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Divide the lettuce, chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes and avocado in two bowls.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle each with olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 31.5g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Sodium: 42mg, Fiber: 8.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: chickpea avocado salad, lunch ideas, Lunch Recipes, vegetarian chickpea avocado salad

This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!

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52 comments

  1. The simplicity of these ingredients make this salad shine with goodness!  Definitely adding it to my rotation! Thanks Gina!

  2. Hello Gina! Your recipes are wonderful, thank you! 

    After you have put how much SP for each colour, you put Points +: 6. What are Points + please? 

  3. We have a family home that is not too far from Sunriver.  Glad you liked it over there.  I imagine it’s quite the difference from where you live. Thank you for all you do, especially the WW confection.  I’m the healthiest I’ve been weight wise etc, since I was in my early 20’s.  Thank you!! 🙌🥰. I haven’t had this salad before but it sounds great and I have most of the ingredients on hand.👍

  4.  This looks yummy. My question is how do you prevent the rest of the avocado from turning brown?

  5. I despise chickpeas (I can’t get passed the texture). What is a suitable substitute?

    • Another bean would work, or you can add chicken, or cut up an egg. I know if your counting points that would change things, but another protein would work perfectly fine in this salad.

  6. I was so pleasantly surprised by this salad! It is delicious. Perfect for a quick summer lunch. I can’t wait to make it again!

  7. I roasted my chickpeas which reminded me a lot of corn nuts… gave a crunchy nutty texture to the salad… super yummy.

  8. I thought this salad was delicious. It was easy to put together. I used the mini avocados in the grocery now, and the size was perfect for one serving.

  9. This is my go-to lunch to take to work! I never tire of it and I love the combination of the chickpeas, avocado and the simple dressing. It is delicious and satisfying! Thank you!

  10. Yes! I love this recipe. Delicious & perfect for a quick healthy meal when your day is very busy. This is definitely a keeper.

  11. I brought this to work for lunch a few times last week. It’s delicious! I squeeze a lemon slice over the sliced avocado in the morning and add the apple cider vinegar and olive oil right before eating. I’ve also added a spoonful of kalamata olives to add some salty flavor.

  12. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious sounding lunch. Although I have not commented before, I truly love your site. I subscribe to your weekly email and have made MANY of your dishes over the years. I am not trying to lose weight, just eat healthy. And your recipes are healthy, delicious and usually a snap to make. I notice when I look through my family favorite recipes, a high percentage are from YOU.

  13. Made this for lunch today. Definite keeper. As for the avocado I use President’s Choice frozen Avocado pieces. That way it’s fresh everytime and it won’t go brown before I use it. I just zap it in the micro for a few seconds and it’s ready. My husband really liked it as well. Great WW friendly meal. Thanks Gina for another great meal idea!

  14. I finally made this for lunch today. It was delicious! Definitely a keeper!

  15. I finally made this for lunch today. It was delicious! Definitely a keeper!