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

3
8
3
SP
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
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 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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51 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?

  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!

  16. So simple and delicious! I’d forgotten how much I love chickpeas in a salad. I added a tablespoon of crumbled feta, a bit more avocado, and doubled the apple cider vinegar (that one was a happy accident!) and it was perfect. Thanks, Gina! And thanks for putting the meal plans together, which is how I tried this recipe out!

  17. This recipe is so good! It’s so simple I wasn’t expecting to love it but I could eat it all the time! I add a little garlic sale and paprika and it’s just perfect!

  18. Amazing salad good for two days lunches. I added thinly sliced red onion.  I didn’t have romaine lettuce used kale 

  19. I added a little tuna. Amazing. 

  20. Another way to keep avacado fresh is to put it (with the pit) in a zip-lock bag with a portion of cut onion. Works better than lemon juice or pit alone. This is a great meal even though chickpeas are not my favorite. Something about the texture! But they are a bean I can eat because it is lower in potassium and phosphorus than most other beans.

  21. Ok… I know I’m going to anger a lot of people by saying that I hate avocados unless they are in guacamole.  They also anger my stomach.  What would be a good substitution?  

  22. This was dinner tonight.  I added a piece of toast (no butter) and felt satisfied.  It is an easy dinner salad to pull together.

  23. So fresh. I love it!

  24. Gina, you have yet to address the new freestyle change in WW.other blogs are redoing their recipes to reflect these changes! Why have you not done ANYTHING to change the point calculations????? I have depended on your recipes, as I’m sure others have, to help in my weight loss goals… but sadly, I won’t be using your blog anymore, or at least until you make these changes…..

    • I’ve addressed this many times. All recipes have been updated with the Freestyle change from 2017 to 2009. This has been updates as well as you can see how much lower the SP are.

    • I’m sorry but you HAVE to be kidding me right? She posts these recipes for free! Get off your butt and figure out the measurements YOU need yourself 

      • AMB, thank you for posting what so many of us were thinking when we read the post from Geri!  

      • And thank you for being so nice with your reply. Before I saw your comment, I was thinking of a way to nicely say something I would have been in trouble for! 🙂

  25. Made this for dinner.  We used a kale and Brussels sprout salad kit and instead of olive oil used balsamic vinegar.  It was really good and now I’m hooked on chick peas!

  26. I made this tonight for a quick and easy dinner. Yum! Next time I’ll add feta.

  27. This salad is so yummy and easy!! When I put it in the recipe builder on WW I only get 5sp a serving?

  28. I love this salad. It was easy, quick, and delicious for lunch. I added a banana pepper and a few pitted black olives on the side. Next time, I might add some thin red onion slices and some feta. Yum…

  29. Looks good! I love chickpeas <3 x

  30. This looks great! I may make it for lunch today. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Can’t wait to try it. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this myself 🙂

  32. Would this work in a jar? I would like to pack it so I can bring it to work for lunch.

  33. My best meals always come from SkinnyTaste!
    Thank you for starting up such a easy healthy
    Recipe site!!

  34. Any tips on having this last through the week or should I not cut up the avocado until right before I eat it. I haven’t worked with avocado much but heard it goes bad quickly once cut. 

  35. Looks so yummy and easy to prepare! 🙂