Chickpea Salad Recipe with Yogurt, Dill and Lemon | with video

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need.

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

DisclosureI’m excited to partner with Old El Paso this year to bring you fresh and flavorful recipes. Thank you for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands we love and use in our own home.

I don’t know about you, but I do my best to meal prep on the weekends. Granted, I’m not always the best at it. As a matter of fact, sometimes I’m pretty terrible about it. But the key is finding things that are super easy to make and things that keep pretty well in the fridge so that I’m not throwing all my hard work away if the food spoils. A major bonus is if my husband will eat it too because then he can enjoy the fruits of my labor too.

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

The first time I made this chickpea salad recipe, I told my husband he might not like it. Usually I don’t put that thought in his mind until he tries in because I don’t want to sway or bias him. I must have been feeling extra honest that day. But vegetarian isn’t usually his first choice and he doesn’t always like things that are packed full of beans. Plus, I thought the lemon-dill combo might not be something he would love. I figured I’d be happily eating all of this.

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Turns out he ate most of it and actually requested that I keep this in the fridge at all times! Ben adds tuna to everything. Usually it’s really gross (sorry Ben, but it is), like putting tuna on top of pizza or macaroni and cheese but I think I can actually get down with the addition of tuna to this bean salad.

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!
Either way, it’s fresh and flavorful, filling and delicious. Simple to make, too! You’re going to mash half of the beans with lemon juice, protein-packed Greek yogurt, olive oil and a few basic spices.

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Into this mashed bean mixture goes the remaining beans, cucumber and celery for crunch, and lots of fresh dill for flavor. All that’s left to do after you stir that in is to load it up into an Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boat and devour it!

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

If you’re looking for more lunch inspiration, try:

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Yogurt, Dill and Lemon

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy to make vegetarian meal that will still fill you up and leave you feeling satisfied, look no further. This lemon dill chickpea salad recipe is just what you need.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (16oz each) reduced-sodium garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (divided)
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh dill
  • 6 Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boats
  • Optional: lemon zest and extra dill for garnish
  • Optional: torn leaf lettuce

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, use a potato masher or a fork and mash half of beans with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper until mostly smooth and combined.
  2. Stir in remaining beans, celery, cucumber, and dill and mix until combined. Load into Old El Paso Whole Wheat Taco Boat and enjoy immediately or store covered in fridge until ready to eat.
  3. Try it garnished with lemon zest and extra dill or with some torn leaf lettuce for extra crunch and freshness.
  • Note: For consistency, chop your vegetables to be about the same size as the chickpeas.
  • Note: If you like onions, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely diced red onion.
  • Note: This separates slightly as it sits in the fridge. Stir to combine prior to serving.
  • Note: If you want less of the bean mixture in the whole wheat boats but still want them filled up, fill the extra space with some crunchy green leaf lettuce.
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Verdict: I love this refreshing and filling chickpea salad recipe and it definitely has become a staple in our house.
Husband’s take: Ben can’t get enough of this. He told me all I need to do to maintain his happiness is keep this, my healthy dill dip, and a healthy deep dish chocolate chip cookie stocked at all times. I’m totally failing at that task but I’ll definitely be keeping these all in regular rotation. And I think he’s still pretty happy, regardless.
Changes I would make: None are necessary, but as I suggested in the recipe notes, some diced onions or green onions would also be good in this and it would also be good with some leafy green lettuce.
Difficulty: Very easy!

 

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11 comments

  1. Love this chick-pea salad–but not with TUNA :) Sorry Ben :)

  2. Love this recipe. Looks great with the pita bread. Thank you. I will try this.

  3. I love prepping meals on weekends, and this is getting added to my list for Sunday! Sounds super tasty 

  4. Would love this for lunch!

  5. Can I use vegetable oil instead of olive oil

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