This Avocado Chickpea Salad is the perfect weekday lunch that will keep you going through a long day at work. High in protein, fiber and put together in 5 minutes before you leave. Easy as pie (and much healthier!).
Health benefits of an avocado chickpea salad
A chickpea salad would be healthy enough, but a chickpea salad with avocado!? That’s elite level health, right there. From just the one serving you get a great amount of protein and fiber, around 20g of each!
Why do we want protein and fibre? The fiber will make you feel full and the protein will both help you feel full and contribute to muscle maintenance – perfect.
Where is all this goodness coming from in our avocado chickpea salad? Let’s start with the avos:
Why use avocado in salad recipes?
Putting avocados in salads just packs a whole extra punch of nutritional benefits.
Avocados are high in healthy monounsaturated fats quite similar to olive oil. Those are healthy fats, fundamental to the healthy functioning of the body and can help improve your cholesterol levels and your blood pressure.
Unsaturated fat is also super important when it comes to absorbing vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins need fat in order to be absorbed into the body!
Furthermore, the high fat content means the energy from the avocados will release slowly, keeping you fuller for longer.
If you want to know more about avocados, and particularly whether or not such a fatty food can help with weight loss, we’ve tackled that question in an article, ‘Are avocados good for weight loss?’ . (ps. If you’re trying to lose weight, check out our vegetarian weight loss e-book – we’ve sold 6,000 copies so far, so we must be doing something right!)
This is why the avocado in our avocado chickpea salad is so important – not to mention creamy and delicious!
If you’re loving the sound of avocados why not try our avocado salad dressing, so you can jazz up all your salads with some green goodness.
What’s so great about a chickpea salad recipe?
Wondering where all the protein in our avocado chickpea salad comes from? A lot of it is thanks to the chickpeas!
One can of chickpeas contains 18g protein and 16g fibre, making them an excellent plant-based protein source. Much like avocados, their high protein and fibre content mean chickpeas will keep you full for a long time.
What a combo!
Can you see why we hype up this avocado chickpea salad? It’s one hell of a salad!
And health benefits aside: between the creamy avo, nutty chickpeas, the sweet and sour mix of lime and honey and the bites of rich salty feta … you’ve got yourself a salad that isn’t just healthy, but delicious too!
What our readers are saying
I just made this for the 3rd time in less than 2 weeks and had to make copies of the recipe at work to hand out because I got so many “likes” 😉 . LOVE this recipe! I added some halved cherry tomatoes for color too.Kathleen Day⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wow! I may or may not have inhaled this. So delicious, filling, and fast. Ingredient amount are perfect. I have two kids under two years old, so I’m always on the hunt for easy meals for lunch.Rebecca⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What a delight! With what I had onhand, subbed lemon for the lime, basil for cilantro, and shallot for the red onion. SO simple (made it while wearing a sleeping baby) and it turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing this. Can’t wait to check out your blog for more great ideas!Lucy
Chickpea Avocado Salad
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas.1 can chickpeas
- Cut and dice up the avocado. Chop the cilantro/coriander (also the stems, if you like). Dice up half an onion.1 avocado, 1 handful cilantro/coriander, fresh, ½ red onion
- Throw everything into a bowl, add the feta cheese, honey and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.⅓ cup feta cheese, 1 lime, 1 tsp honey, Salt and pepper to taste
- Lunch is ready!
Some more lunch ideas
- Chickpea Spinach Salad (7 Min, Vegetarian)
- High Protein White Bean Salad (10 Min, Vegan)
- Arugula Lentil Salad (12 Min, Vegan)
- Round Up: 18 Veggie High Protein Salads (between 5 and 25 minutes)