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Avocado Chickpea Tomato Salad

Updated on May 5, 2017
Salad ready to enjoy.
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Vegetarian Salad

Wanting to use this huge avocado that I bought today I decided to use it in a salad. Because of the ingredients I've named this Avocado Chickpea Tomato Salad.

Like many salads that I make I will check and see what I have on hand, what will go together well, and then start building the salad. This is the thing I like about salads is you can add a bit of this and a bit of that, get creative, and most times if you like everything that you've put into the salad, it will taste great.

This vegetarian salad can be served as a side salad or as a meal all on its own.


  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 very large avocado or 2-3 small to medium ones
  • 1 TBS of lemon juice
  • Garlic powder (amount depending on your taste)
  • 1 can of drained and rinsed chickpeas (AKA Garbanzo Beans)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped sweet onion
  • 1 TBS. dried cilantro or fresh if you have it
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • Sea salt to taste
  • lemon pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  2. Remove the peel and slice and cut the slices into small pieces.
  3. Place the avocado into a medium size bowl.
  4. Add garlic powder.
  5. Add lemon juice and gently toss making sure to coat all of the avocado. This will keep it from turning brown.
  6. Next add the chickpeas, onion, and the cilantro.
  7. Now it is time to add the tomatoes, sea salt, and lemon pepper.
  8. Toss gently and serve. ENJOY!

Salad Anyone?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Avocado Chickpea Tomato Salad

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Oh Yum! Avocado IS the dressing. This looks fantastic and will definitely be on my list of new recipes. Perfect ingredients even. Good job and great lens!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Merrci: I have a feeling you'll love this salad.

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      Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Great idea! I don't use avocado very often because of a lack of recipes. Pinned this to my Favorite Recipes board for future use. The flavors sound so good. I love garlic.

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      Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Great idea! I don't use avocado very often because of a lack of recipes. Pinned this to my Favorite Recipes board for future use. The flavors sound so good. I love garlic.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Oh, this looks so perfect for a hot summer day! Salads are great and sometimes we like guacamole burgers even. I bet this would be even better on a burger.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Rhonda Lytle: I think I'll try that as it does sound good.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @captainj88: I like eating avocado just cut in half with garlic powder sprinkled on them. I hope you get to try this recipe, and thank you for the pin.

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      This sounds Nom Nom! I eat Hummus all the time, I love chickpeas. Great recipe!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      Since avocados are now in season here, I think I will try to this one day. But I'm sure to remove the chickpeas as I don't eat them. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ibidii: Thanks. I love hummus!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @asereht1970: Please let me know how it was without the chickpeas. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      ColettaTeske 3 years ago

      All this salad needs are a few tortilla chips. Yummy! Thank you for another great addition to my recipe file.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Wow!! Everything I like in here, I think I have everything I need to make this tonight!! Thanks for another great recipe, and I certainly hope you are feeling better :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @esmonaco: Feeling much better thank you! Hope that you enjoy the salad as much as we did.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ColettaTeske: I was thinking that too while I was eating it.Thanks!

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Oh, this sounds delicious for a sald. I am also thinking... toss in some fresh shrimp and this would make great nachos!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ruthi: Shrimp is good in everything :)

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      EnthusiasmMadame 3 years ago

      I love avocado and this is definitely a recipe I will be trying!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @EnthusiasmMadame: I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      We have these huge softball-shaped avocados in Hawaii that would be perfect in this salad. I like the added touch of sea salt.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sybil watson: I can imagine the avocado's in Hawaii. I hope if you try the salad you enjoy it as much as we do.

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      MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      What a beautiful photo of a delicious-looking salad. I like your, bit of this and bit of that method, too. I have let too many avocados spoil. Now I know what else I can do with them. Thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @MariaMontgomery: Thank you and hope that you enjoy the recipe.

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      JanieceTobey 2 years ago

      This looks so good...and avocado is so very good for you! I'm going to have to give this recipe a try!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Janiece, Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy the salad.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I am not sure if I have ever had chickpeas. I would like to try this for that reason.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Poetryman, Chick peas are what is used to make hummus. I love them!

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      Frank Atanacio 15 months ago from Shelton

      Hey Susan, I think I made this one already.. pretty sure I did. nonetheless it's here if I need it.. Bless you Frank

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      Susan Zutautas 15 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Frank, nice to see you! I hope that you enjoyed the salad :)

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