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Crispy Chickpea Salad | How to make chickpea croutons

Try this delicious crispy chickpea salad and enjoy a protein-rich, healthy meal! Plus, learn how to make chickpea croutons! You’ll love them! 

I love crispy chickpeas! I usually eat them as snacks, but this time I decided to use them in a salad to add some texture and replace the old-fashioned bread croutons. You can use these chickpea croutons in almost any kind of salad you want.

I will show you below a basic salad combo but feel free to mix it up and add some other ingredients as well, such as diced tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and more.

crispy chickpea salad

This crispy chickpea salad is really easy to make. The croutons will take about 15 minutes to get crispy, and in this time you can prep the veggies and salad dressing. You’ll and up with an amazing lunch plus some extra crispy chickpeas which you can use as a snack, in just 15 mins!

You can try different flavors or spice mixes for the chickpeas. I made them a little bit spicy, so I added some hot paprika, but you can make them with turmeric, sweet paprika, thyme, ground rosemary, and even some nutritional yeast for a more cheesy taste. Experiment and choose your flavor! 🙂

So, here it is! Anyone who says salads are boring never tried my recipes! 😛 Give it a try!

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Crispy Chickpea Salad

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Try this delicious crispy chickpea salad and enjoy a protein-rich, healthy meal! Plus, learn how to make chickpea croutons! You'll love them!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • Chickpea croutons:
  • 250g (1 cup) chickpeas, cooked (I used canned chickpeas, drained)
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • some salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp hot paprika
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • Chickpea Salad:
  • 1 lettuce head, small, chopped
  • 80g (½ cup) sweet corn
  • 3-4 Tbsps sliced olives
  • 2-3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • tahini, optional


  1. Mix all chickpea croutons ingredients and place them on an oven tray lined with some parchment paper.
  2. Bake in the oven at 180C/375F for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Prepare the salad by simply mixing all salad ingredients together.
  4. Top with chickpea croutons and drizzle with tahini (optional).

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 382Total Fat 24.3gCarbohydrates 29.5gProtein 11.1g

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Sunday 29th of July 2018

Crispy chickpeas are some of my favorite! I also tried your crispy chickpea snack and this recipe was next. Both of them were amazing! Thanks for sharing


Friday 3rd of August 2018

You're welcome! :D

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