Vegan Chickpea Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette

Vegan Chickpea Salad with Garlic Vinaigrette

This easy vegan chickpea salad with garlic vinaigrette dressing is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free – yet bursting with flavor.  It is a fresh, crisp, and satisfying protein packed meal.  I like to make up a big batch and keep in the fridge for lunches and healthy snacks.  I actually think that it tastes better after it has been sitting for a day or 2 in the fridge.  The cucumber turns to a pickle flavor after it marinates in the garlic vinaigrette for a while, so if you like the taste of fresh pickles, you will love this salad.Diced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes to make the vegan chickpea salad

This vegan chickpea salad is also a great quick and easy pot luck dish.  I can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes for a last-minute side dish or made a day or two ahead of time.  You could add or subtract any veggies that you like, however, cucumber has a nice flavor in this salad, and it just doesn’t taste right to me without it.

The vegan chickpea salad mixed in a bowl.

I love having this made up in the fridge for a healthy snack or to put into thermoses for my kid’s lunches.  It also makes a great side dish with dinner.  My boys love chickpeas and they will eat them in just about any form, but marinated in this garlic dressing is my favorite way to eat them!

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The vegan chickpeas salad recipe with chickpeas, cucumber, and tomatoes.
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

An easy chickpea salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers and garlic vinaigrette dressing.  Make ahead and keep ready to eat in the fridge!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: gluten free, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 157 kcal
  • 2 cans of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cucumber washed and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • ½ cup garlic vinaigrette dressing
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. (keep aquafaba for other recipes).

  2. Cut cucumber into small cubes and cut cherry tomatoes in half.

  3. Put chickpeas, cucumber, and tomatoes into a mixing bowl, drizzle with dressing, sprinkle with salt and mix.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to eat.  Keeps well for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes
  • This salad is perfect for potlucks, picnics, and lunches.
  • It tastes better after it has had a least a few hours to marinate in the fridge. 
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Potassium 183mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 13.2%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Where do you find vegan garlic vinaigrette dressing?

 For the Garlic Vinaigrette, I use Aldi’s Specially Selected brand dressing for a quick easy salad that can be made in minutes.  (I have no affiliation with Aldi or Specially Selected brand- this is just what I use).  You could use any vinaigrette that you like.  I think the sweeter ones work the best in this recipe.  If you use one with no sugar, you may want to sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar in with the salad to subdue the vinegar flavor for the kids.

Pin this easy vegan chickpea salad recipe for later:This easy vegan chickpea salad with garlic vinaigrette dressing is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free yet bursting with flavor. A satisfying protein packed side dish or meal that can be made ahead and be kept in the fridge ready to eat. Great for vegan potluck or picnics. Free of all major allergies, so everyone can enjoy! thehiddenveggies.comWant another great chickpea salad recipe?

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