The perfect make-ahead summer recipe, this chickpea salad comes together in the blink of an eye. Just add everything to a mixing bowl and stir. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider adding diced bell peppers and chopped cucumbers to the salad as well.
I recommend using gochugaru in the recipe. It’s a Korean chile powder with a smoky-sweet flavor and medium heat. If you can’t find it, try swapping in 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika.
If you prefer to cook your own chickpeas, substitute 3/4 cup dried chickpeas, soak them overnight in warm water with a pinch of baking soda, strain, and then boil them in salted water until tender.
- 1 (13-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
- 8 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon gochugaru
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Allow the chickpeas to marinate and soak up all the flavors of the herbs for 10 minutes before serving. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.