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This tomato chickpea salad is fresh, simple, and comes together fast. Great for a side salad or light lunch!

tomato chickpea salad in stoneware bowl

I love a good easy chickpea salad. Last year I made my kidney bean and chickpea salad, and it’s one of my favorite recipes to date.

You can dress chickpeas up with a quick vinaigrette and some herbs and veggies and they just taste so good.

This vegan chickpea salad is perfect for summer, especially when tomatoes are properly in season.

Growing tomatoes this year? Save this recipe for when they’re ripe. 🙂

glass serving bowl with vegan tomato chickpea salad

This healthy chickpea salad recipe is also ideal for meal prep/making ahead so you can enjoy it for at least a couple of days after you make it.

I put the capers in this salad as optional because I know not everyone likes them. Personally, I love ’em. I’ve eaten them since I was a kid.

They add the perfect salty briny taste that makes your tastebuds pucker even more.

bowl of healthy chickpea and tomato salad beside parsley sprigs

The red bell peppers add a bit of sweetness to this chickpea tomato salad, the red onions add a bit of sharpness, and the parsley adds even more freshness.

I could eat this simple chickpea salad all day.

close-up of vegan chickpea salad in earthenware bowl

So, will you make this cold chickpea salad? I hope you give it a try!

This easy vegan tomato chickpea salad recipe is healthy, delicious, and perfect for summer. You'll love the simple lemon vinaigrette. This cold chickpea salad is great for meal prep. 
4.75 from 4 votes

Tomato Chickpea Salad Recipe

This tomato chickpea salad is fresh, simple, and comes together fast. Great for a side salad or light lunch!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 (19 fluid ounce) can chickpeas drained
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (or to taste) red onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste 


  • Prep your salad ingredients and add them to a large salad bowl as you go along.
  • Season the salad generously with salt & pepper. 
  • Toss and serve immediately or chill first. Will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. 


  • I suggest adjusting dressing ingredients as needed; some may want more olive oil, others more lemon juice etc.

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  1. Kim Elston says:

    5 stars
    I added feta like another person suggested, as well as some cucumber and a little fresh basil and sage. I’m lucky that I have fresh tomatoes from the garden this year! I loooove it, so good! Thank you for this recipe, I’ll be making this for the rest of my life!!

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! Fresh garden tomatoes are sooo good!

  2. Christelle D. says:

    4 stars
    Nice Summer Salad! I doubled the capers, tripled the lemon juice and olive oil plus I added some feta to it. So fresh!

    1. Natasha says:

      So glad you liked it, Christelle! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    I love quick and delicious salads like this! I will be trying this tomato chickpea salad ASAP!

    1. Natasha says:

      Enjoy! Thank you 🙂

  4. Jennifer Farley says:

    5 stars
    So tasty and healthy!

    1. Natasha says:


  5. Matt Robinson says:

    Loving all the flavors, this is perfect for a summer picnic

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much!

  6. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    5 stars
    I love salads like this one Natasha! So full of flavor and so hearty! Perfect for summer to keep me on the healthy track too!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!! Yes, I’ve been indulging a bit lately, so light salads like this are perfect.

  7. karen says:

    This is exactly what I love to eat every day. Looks so good!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much, Karen!