Make Ahead Chickpea Salad – Perfect For Meal Prep

Greek Chickpea Salad – Ideal for ‘make ahead’ lunches (serves 2- 4)

If you like to meal prep lunches in advance this salad is a great option as it holds well in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’s high in fibre and prebiotics which help to maintain a healthy gut. Chick peas are a good source of plant based protein and iron and keep you full for hours. The olive oil delivers heart healthy fats whilst the colourful veg delivers a variety of vitamins and antioxidants.  Now that’s food to feel good about.

This is one of the recipes I created for Lloyd’s Pharmacy ‘Change Your Health Direction’ Program.

  • 1 can organic chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • ½ red/yellow pepper, finely chopped (I use sweet mini peppers)
  • ½ sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp. black olives
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1tsp honey/agave
  • A good pinch of sea salt & black pepper


  • To a large salad bowl, add the chick peas, peppers, sweet onion, cucumber and olives.
  • In a cup stir together the oil, vinegar, honey and seasoning.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to combine.
  • Top with the crumbled feta and chopped parsley and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • Note: you can make this a more filling meal by adding some cooked cous cous or quinoa to the salad or serving alongside a piece of chicken/fish etc.

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