This Greek Chickpea Salad pays homage to my desire to travel to Greece someday.

Post contribution by MNT Dietitian, Haley Goodfellow 

I used to be a somewhat picky eater, but over the years, my palette has really expanded, and I actually crave the intense flavor combinations and Greek food. Sometimes, I enjoy this versatile recipe for breakfast, tossed with scrambled eggs…or as a main dish for lunch paired with whole-wheat pita dish…even a side dish for dinner – it’s the perfect make-ahead dish. With time, the lemon marinade flavors the chickpeas, bringing more depth and flavor.  
woman's hand holding pita bread with chickpea salad

Greek Chickpea Salad, What’s the Short-Cut?  

trader joe's tzatziki sauce
Trader Joe’s is a magical place that never disappoints with its variety of unique sauce and dip options. Their  Tzatziki Creamy Garlic & Cucumber dip takes this Greek Chickpea Salad to the next level. Tradition Tzatziki has either a Greek yogurt or cream base, fresh dill, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Certainly, you could make your own, but TJ’s pre-made version is extremely convenient, plus equally delicious.

Reap in the Health Benefits from Mediterranean Foods

This Mediterranean bowl follows a Mediterranean style of eating (surprise, surprise). The Mediterranean diet is one of the most well-researched and supported pattern of eating for overall health. It continues to top the best diet of the year chart! You can’t beat this sustainable diet that’s rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as herbs and spices and omega-3 fatty acids. Keep it plant-based with protein-rich chickpeas or add chicken, beef or lamb! 
Cheers to a versatile dish that brings the Greek life to your table for any meal of the day!
Check out our other Mediterranean Recipes!

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woman's hand holding pita bread with chickpea salad

Greek Chickpea Salad

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  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 2, (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and dried
  • 2 c. diced cucumber
  • 2 c. halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 c. diced red onion
  • 1/2 c. kalamata olives
  • 1 (4oz) container of feta cheese
  • 1 c. chopped parsley
  • 1 T. fresh chopped dill (optional- adds a lot of flavor)
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. Trader Joe’s Tzatziki sauce


  1. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large serving bowl, except for Tzatziki sauce. Combine.
  2. When ready to serve, drizzle Tzatziki sauce on top of your salad.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 193.4 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.4 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.3 mg