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Chickpea Salad Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Chickpea Salad - Nohut Salatası

This healthy & simple chickpea salad is refreshing. But, at the same time, filling. It is perfect for hot summer months. Chickpea salad can be eaten alone or as a snack.
Course Meze
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 256kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • 400 g chickpeas or 1x800g tin, drained
  • 100 g white cheese optional
  • 10 cherry tomatoes washed & halved
  • 2 medium red onions peeled & very thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp sumac
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Sprinkle your chickpeas with the chilli flakes, toss them around and leave to one side for a couple of hours.
  • Sprinkle your red onions with the sumac in another bowl and mix well.
  • Now add your salt, lemon juice, oil and nar ekşisi (pomegranate molasses).
  • Mix well and leave for a couple of hours or so in the fridge.
  • When you are ready to serve, cut your cherry tomatoes into halves or quarters, depending on their size.
  • Chop your parsley and mint.
  • In a large bowl, add all of your ingredients, including the fresh chillies and mix carefully so that you don't crush the tomatoes.
  • Serve in bowls and crumble white cheese over the top, if you like.


  • As with all our recipes, the calorie count is meant as a guide and will vary depending on quantities and brands you are using.
  • The calories per serving assume you will be using white cheese to crumble over your chickpea salad.
  • The 800g tin of chickpeas will weigh around 400g once the brine is drained.
  • Chickpea salad is a great dish on its own but it also makes a good side to grilled meats.
  • All the amounts or the chickpea salad recipe ingredients are meant as a guide. You can make it spicier if you wish you can have more or less of other ingredients.