Chickpea Avocado Onion Salad

This vegan recipe for Chickpea Avocado Onion Salad has chickpeas as the primary ingredient.

The sesame oil imparts extra nuttiness on this chickpea salad. Healthy and delicious, chickpeas are a great source of protein and dietary fiber. The optional jalapeno adds kick with an extra side of Vitamin C.

This recipe allows customizations! You can go a little heavier on the onion and optionally add jalapeno or olive oil.

Quick nutrition per serving: 250 Calories, 1.9 grams of protein, 24.2 grams of fat

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Chickpea Avocado Onion Salad
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Olive Oil
Sesame Oil


Lemon Juice
Black Pepper
1 can Chickpeas
3-4 tbsp Onion
(optional) 1 pepper Jalapeno
3 tbsp Cilantro
1 fruit Avocado
(optional) 1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 pinch Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Finely chop the onion and cilantro. Cut the avocado into small squares. Thinly dice the jalapenos (optional).
  2. In a bowl, combine the chickpeas, onion, avocado, cilantro, lemon juice, both oils, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Let the salad stand for 5min (room temperature) for the flavors to meld.

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.