Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad

By Maria Lichty

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Quick Summary

This healthy Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad only takes 10 minutes tops to make. It’s perfect for a quick lunch, dinner, or snack! 

Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad in bowl.

Remember my Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich? If you’ve tried it, you know what I am talking about. It is pretty much the best sandwich ever. I eat it all of the time. If you haven’t tried it, you are missing out. Add it to your must make list right now.

The other day, I was going to make my favorite sandwich for lunch, but I was in a rush, so I decided to throw together a quick salad using the same ingredients. My favorite sandwich turned into my new favorite salad. This Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad is good stuff.


  • Chickpeas– rinsed and drained
  • Avocados– use ripe avocados!
  • Cilantro– if you don’t care for cilantro, you can use basil or parsley.
  • Green onion– red onion would also work!
  • Feta cheese– it adds a creamy and salty kick to the salad.
  • Lime juice– squeeze fresh lime juice over the salad for flavor and to prevent the avocado from browning. Lemon juice would also be good!
Easy Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad  in blue bowl with avocado, lime, and cilantro.

How to Make Chickpea Avocado Salad

You could probably make this salad with your eyes closed. Please don’t try it though since you have to use a knife to chop up the avocado. Probably the easiest and tastiest salad I’ve ever made.

  • In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, green onion, feta cheese, and lime juice. Stir until mixed well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
  • If you need the salad to be vegan, you can leave out the feta cheese, it will still be tasty!

Serving Suggestions

This chickpea salad is perfect for a quick lunch, dinner, or healthy snack! And it’s a good recipe to serve at parties because it is so easy…and everyone will want the recipe!

A few ways to serve this salad:

  • Add to a bed of your favorite greens.
  • Stuff it inside of a pita!
  • Serve with crusty bread!
  • Make it a dip! My boys love eating it with pita chips!
  • Or eat it straight from the bowl!
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad  on wood spoon.

10 Minute Recipe

This is a great recipe to have on hand for when you are not in the mood to cook, but still want something delicious and healthy to eat!

The next time you don’t know what to make for lunch or dinner…or think you don’t have time to make a healthy meal, remember my Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad. Everyone has 10 minutes. No excuses:)

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Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad

You only need 10 minutes to make this healthy chickpea avocado and feta salad!
4.59 from 146 votes


  • 15 ounces chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 avocados, pitted, and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons green onion
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste


  • In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, green onion, feta cheese, and lime juice. Stir until mixed well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 


Calories: 369kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 797mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 348IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 126mg, Iron: 4mg
Keywords avocado, chickpea

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  1. This needs to happen in my life… like… right now. I have no doubt Aggie would go bonkers over this. Who wouldn’t?

  2. No oil dressings are the best! Looks very festive and fresh, Maria! Have never heard of virtual baby showers before.:) Have fun!

  3. Oh man, I don’t have any feta in the fridge right now, and I SO want this for lunch. Gonna have to send my hubby to the store!

  4. I love how fresh this salad looks and sounds. And really, anything with feta in it makes me happy. I think I might make this salad for dinner one night this week. Thanks for a great idea!

  5. This looks amazing, Maria. You’ve combined three of my favorite things into one healthy dish. Yum!

  6. Love a quick salad, Maria, and this looks so fresh! I could probably add some of my cucumbers, too. My garden is producing so many!

  7. All of the ingredients for this salad are sitting in my fridge right now. I think that means that I need to make it for lunch tomorrow.

  8. I just need to pick up some avocados and I’m good to go, can’t wait to make this! Awesome salad for Aggie!!

  9. This sounds great! I am just realizing how much I love avocado and if you put feta in almost anything I’ll love it!

  10. Just made this for lunch today – I will admit I was a bit skeptical but it is delicious! Added a little tomato from the garden and I can’t wait until lunchtime – what a great combination of flavors! Thank you 🙂

  11. You know me very well 🙂 this salad is perfect and I love everything about it! Wish I had some right now!

    Thank you so much for being part of such a sweet surprise, I can’t wait to introduce baby Micah to you! love ya and miss ya xo

  12. This was delicious! My husband, whom I worried about absolutely loved it! I added fat free feta to save a few calories and a pinch of cumin. It was yummy! It will be on the rotation from now on!

  13. I came across this recipe by complete chance this morning, and almost immediately went out and bought cilantro and green onion, the only two ingredients I didn’t have. Made it for lunch, and IT IS SOOOO GOOD!!! Oh, I just love it. Only one of my avocados ended up being good, so that’s all I put in it, otherwise no changes. I could eat this every day! Thank you!! I’ll definitely be looking through more of your recipes now!

  14. I made this tonight… WOW!!! Seriously amazing. One more f my favorite salads ever! This will definitely be a frequent dish for me. Thank you.

  15. I’m going to try this soon, it sounds yummy! I’m also thinking this would make a wonderful hummus with the addition of a little garlic, and some tahini, blenderized to a chunky consistency. Leave the cheese out and sprinkle it on top instead. Serve with pita chips or corn chips.

  16. This recipe has been on my list of things to try for quite a while and I finally got around to it. It is so delicious that I just had to thank you for posting it. As promised, it is super easy to prepare and absolutely wonderful. Light and perfect for lunch. Thanks again!

  17. This looks amazing! I think I might add a finely chopped tomato for a bit of color, particularly if serving during the Christmas season. Thanks!

  18. I made this salad today for a light lunch for my husband and I. It was perfect as is but I did add cut up zucchini for some crunch. Thanks!

  19. I saw this great salad on pinterest and I just made and ate it. Definitely one of my most favorite salads 😉 We enjoyed it so much!
    Thanks for the recipe,

  20. I made this for my VERY picky vegetarian boyfriend and he asked if he could finish the whole (giant) bowl, so I guess that means he loves it! I did make a few minor substitutions – used onion powder instead of fresh onions and no cilantro (because it was not good at the grocery store) and added tomatoes. It was still awesome, but next time I will definitely use the cilantro!

  21. Hello! I was looking for interesting salad with avocado and I found your site. I’m love it 🙂 Your recipes are amazing, very inspiring 🙂 Greetings from Poland 🙂

  22. Just poppin in to say this salad was such a hit, the flavor combo and measurements are spot on! Thank you for sharing!!!

  23. Holy yummy. Made this tonight with a small change to the original recipe. I didn’t put chick peas in it (as my family is not too fond of them) , but put tons of diced veggies like diced cherry tomatoes, yellow and orange pepper and tons of cucumber. And I grilled the avocado with garlic, and added when cooled. It was friggin amazing!!!

  24. This is my new go-to quick lunch!!! Very portable, very easy, very healthy, very delicious! Meets all my picky criteria. It doesn’t even need any dressing, and usually I skip the cilantro anyway. Simply chickpeas, avocado and feta, but sometimes I’ll add cucumber or red pepper for some crunch. Your website is fabulous and has so many great recipes for plant-based vegetarians 🙂

  25. I made this over the Memorial Day weekend and everybody loved it. I will incorporate it into my rotation! I love all your recipes I’ve tried!

  26. I’m wondering if you need to eat immediately or if next day is OK with the avacado? Would love to pack for lunch at work but not sure. Thanks!

  27. I just made this and it was delicious! I also added roasted pine nuts for some extra calories/protein. Will go back to this recipe again. Thanks!

  28. I just made this, and it’s delicious. PACKED WITH FLAVOR!

    I used fat-free feta, and only 1 avocado. I also upped the cilantro bc I’m obsessed with cilantro. I skimped on the fat grams because I plan to use it as an ingredient in bigger salads I make on work days.

    Thank you so much! So fresh and a wonderful end-of-winter delight. 🙂

  29. This salad is so yummy, and I frequently have cravings for it!
    I use it as a side dish, and it’s my first choice when bringing food to a potluck. Everybody loves it and wants the recipe 😀

  30. This looks utterly delish!!!!! I luv chick peas, unfortunately, my hubby disposes them . What other bean or veggie could I use? (for him)

  31. Avocado in a salad! I love all the greens are in the same bowl. I can’t wait to have this one. Thanks!

  32. Added lightly steamed cubed zucchini and omitted the Feta. Delicious! Will add Feta next time. Definitely a keeper recipe.

  33. I added 1/2 of a finally chopped red pepper and spooned it into little phyllo cups for a christmas party appetizer. Was a big hit!

  34. omg!!! yumm! This chickpea salad is like a dream-come-true for salad lover like me! Can’t wait to try! Pinning for later.

  35. Oh my! I just finished making this fabulous salad. It is beyond delicious. I may add dried cranberries and toasted pecans. Has anyone tried this addition?

  36. Oh my! I just finished making this. It is WONDERFUL!!! Love the blending of tastes. I may add dried cranberries & toasted pecans. Anyone else try this addition?

  37. What would you substitute for the cilantro? I’m one of those that doesn’t like the taste, unless I’ve just had a few bad experiences with it.

  38. Made this for the first time today, Yummy! I put it on top of a bed of Aurgula, which is delish!! Had it for lunch and now a side with dinner

  39. Does this serve 4 as a side or main? I made it last night and it only made 2 servesin my opinion. Unless i did something wrong but i reread the post (which is nice and short which i love) and couldn’t find anywhere i stuffed up. Id love to make agaj. I guess ill double it.

  40. This was so yummy! I made it last week and am preparing to make it again today. I added the zest from the lime before juicing which upped the lime factor. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing! This will be made often. It’s also really filling and LOVE that it is so good for you! 🙂 THANK YOU!!!1

  41. I have been eating this literally every day since I first read about it…. However, I use goat cheese and it is sooo much better! And when I dont have limes I sprinkle lemon pepper on it. It’s DELISH and filling! 

  42. I recently discovered this recipe and have made it several times already. It’s so fast to put together and SO delicious!!

    1. It is best the day it is made, but I have eaten it the next day and it’s still good. If I was serving it, I would wait to make it the day of.

  43. This recipe is super yummy, and I plan to make it frequently. For the record, however, I hate recipe websites that don’t provide a printer friendly option.

  44. OK, for some reason, the printer friendly button only appeared AFTER I posted my comment. I don’t know what that is about…

  45. I just made this and am eating it as we type, it’s delicious! I omitted the green onion as I’m not a fan and am loving it.

    1. It is the best the day it is made, but I always eat it the second day and think it is still tasty!

  46. About how long could I make this last in my fridge in tupperware? I often batch prepare my lunches for a couple days. With a little extra lime juice, I’m hoping to have this for 2-3 days, even if the avocado gets a little browner (still good).

    1. If you are fine with it browning a bit, it will last for a couple of days in the fridge.

  47. Fixed this over Memorial weekend and it was a complete hit with the entire family. Very light and refreshing. I made it maybe 6 hours ahead of time hoping the lime juice would keep the avocados from browning however they still did a bit. Nobody minded  tho because they loved the taste. 

  48. One of my pinned recipes that I always come back to and find myself telling friends, it’s on my board 😉 So good! Thank you so much for sharing such a simple and delicious recipe with us all. If only all food was this good with this amount of effort! 🙂

  49. I am eating this yummy salad as I write this. It is delicious! I never would have thought of combining these ingredients. So glad to have found this recipe. Thank you!

  50. This is my favourite to go salad in case I’m in a real hurry and low on veggies. So simple, so delicious and so healthy and filling, I don’t need anything else. Just water and fruits for later on.

  51. I made this today, it was great! I cut up half of a cucumber and added it to the salad for a little extra veggie kick. Was thinking you could add chicken and really make this a meal!

  52. I just made this salad and it was wonderful!!! I did tweak it a little bit though. I left out the cilantro as I am not a big fan and I used Jalapeno Pepper Feta cheese and that gave it a little well needed zip.

    1. It might brown a little. Squeeze extra citrus on the avocado and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. I eat the leftovers the next day and I think it is still good:)

  53. 2 stars
    I have made this amazing salad so many times, and it is gorgeous. Perfect for lunch, as a side for a BBQ, or as a light dinner. One of my all time favourites:)

  54. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday for a pot luck. it was easy, delicious and every one loved it!!. thank you

  55. 5 stars
    I made this salad last night and I LOVE it! I ended up eating it for dinner instead of a side. It was that good! 🙂 I will absolutely be making this again, soon and often!

  56. 5 stars
    i have been making this salad for years  and it is the greatest!! I use parsley instead of cilantro due to aversion of cilantro!

  57. I made this last night for dinner (rounded it out with a few pieces of leftover chicken breast) and halved the recipe. It was delicious and I’m having the remainder today for my not sad desk lunch. Thanks for the great recipe!

  58. 5 stars
    This has become my most favorite salad ever!!! The flavors are spot on!!! Thank you SO much for sharing! I’ve been adding some sliced cherry tomatoes and a few handfuls of torn mixed greens. Absolutely wonderful! Just made a batch to eat for lunch this week and I already can’t wait! 🙂

  59. Hi, Really enjoyed viewing your creations and recipes, you and I have similarities in the kitchen. My husband and I grow a year-round garden with goats and chickens. Thank you, for all you do and your ideas to enlighten viewers like me.

  60. 5 stars
    This is my favorite new salad! I added roasted pumpkin seeds and some chipotle powder for some Smokey heat.

  61. Hi, thanks for the recipe! I made this last night to have for lunch today, and when I tasted it last night it was delicious! However, today when I ate it for lunch, it had kind of a strange citrusy bitterness, almost like grapefruit peel… any idea what that could be? I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of adding green onion (didn’t have any). The lime was fresh, bought it the same day… any ideas on the bitter flavor? Thanks again for the delicious salad, I will try to make it again and see what happens!

    1. Hmmm, that is weird. I have never had the salad taste bitter. Maybe a bad lime?? Y

  62. I made this for my family (minus the cilantro bc we didn’t have any) and my five-year-old ate two helpings! So fresh, easy and yummy, thank you.

  63. Such an easy and flavorful recipe. Make sure you have good feta cheese and ripe Avocados and it tastes like a dream!

  64. 5 stars
    This salad is super easy and very tasty.  I made it in the morning – 5 min – and I’ll eat it for a quick lunch.  Thanks for the recipe!

  65. 5 stars
    This is a recipe we use regularly. It is in truth, one of our top 5 favorites. It’s light on the stomach but satisfying. Delicious is an understatement. We appreciate you for creating and sharing it. Thank you.

  66. 5 stars
    I made this salad for dinner its such a easy dish to make.
    I enjoyed the flavour and how healthy and light it tasted.

  67. How do you keep the avocado fresh (and fresh looking) for a few days if making this ahead of when u want to eat it or should I just not care that it’s gone brown?

    1. Sam, If you’re still reading the comments, I learned to put my avocados in the fridge after they ripen and they keep for at least a week. Ina Garten taught me that. 🙂

    2. I use avocado in my weekly salads and I only put avocado in the one I’m taking that night, so I cut a small portion off and wrap the remaining avocado with Saran Wrap tightly with pit remaining in. Just wrap really tight so no air gets in and only use for one day at a time. I just know when it turns brown it really tastes bad

  68. 5 stars
    5 Star! I added English cucumber and extra lime. It was so easy to make and very light and delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!

  69. 5 stars
    This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make! I plan on making it tonight as a bbq side dish.

  70. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was awesome! This will be a regular. I have to add, tho, drain chickpea juice into a bowl and whip it like you do whipping cream. It will take about 15 minutes but you add sugar and vanilla and it tastes just like whipped cream – not chick peas! Delicious!

  71. 4 stars
    Love the flavors, simplicity,and ease, however took off a star as I really miss something crunchy in there. The second day I added it to a Trader Joe’s bag of chopped Southwestern salad and the cabbage, pepita’s, and tortilla strips added the missing crunch very nicely. If I made it again I would experiment with celery, bell peppers, or something else to give it crunch.

  72. Wow! I’m from the Philippines and I found out this on your website. I will add this to my recipes for my family. It’s very easy to make that’s why I love it.

    1. I always eat the leftovers the next day. The avocado may brown a little but the lime juice helps!

  73. I just made double batch of this and it is amazing!! My whole family likes it,too! A healthy and refreshing salad!

  74. 5 stars
    This recipe is great and super easy! I didn’t have two avocados so I used one and added a half of a cucumber diced up… Would highly recommend!

  75. I shred a carrot in it — and put a handful or so of frozen peas … thawed …
    works out well …

    if i dont have the green onion i put finely chopped vidalia or maya sweet

    love this stuff

  76. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe! I saw it on pinterest a couple days ago and thought it looked interesting. Today when dinnertime rolled around it was 106 degrees outside. I didn’t want to cook anything so I looked it up. I’m so glad I did. I didn’t have cilantro so I used dill. That inspired me to add cucumber for crunch. I served it over baby greens and it was wonderful.

  77. Just made this (8-2-2020) – well fairly close to the recipe. Subbed goat cheese in and lemon juice (Didn’t have Feta or limes at home). “Forced” my son and wife to try it. LOL – “I didn’t get enough of a taste,” said my wife … “I’m home for dinner,” stated my son. Really great tasting. THANK YOU!!!

  78. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I spooned it onto blue corn tortilla chips. I might add a bit of red pepper flakes next time? Or perhaps some extra lime (just because I love the taste of lime.)

  79. 5 stars
    Yum! First day trying to eat healthy again. This was super yummy! I added lots of cucumber to make it a whole meal. I might have it for lunch again tomorrow 🙂

  80. For the nutritional info for this recipe, is it for the entire recipe or for a serving? How much is a serving?

  81. I couldn’t quite get my mind wrapped around this ingredient combo. But I am so glad I tried this! So easy, didn’t measure, threw it in a bowl and perfection! Trying hard to save some for tomorrow’s lunch. Thank you!

  82. 5 stars
    WOW, this recipe just absolutely blew me away! I made it exactly per the recipe and would not change a single thing. The only hard thing will be not eating it all at once! Absolutely delicious.

  83. 5 stars
    I just made this for myself for the second week in a row and can’t wait to have it for daily lunches. It is absolutely perfect, just as written in the recipe. The flavors are so beautiful together and I look forward to eating it! I love it plain but for lunch it’s also fabulous on a piece of toast. Great recipe!

  84. 5 stars
    This is my absolute favorite salad for a delicious light meal! So much flavor and nutrition, very satisfying. It’s also my go-to potluck dish, always a big hit!

  85. 5 stars
    This salad is soooo good and so easy. OMG. I’ve shared it with depends, and we will be making it again.

  86. Thank you for providing the nutritional info. Is the info for one serving? How much is one serving?

  87. 5 stars
    An outstanding, delicious and fresh combo! I added about half a chopped cucumber which I feel pairs very well.

  88. 5 stars
    Yes! I made this recipe and loved every bite! I plan to make each and every one of the chickpea recipes on this site as these are all the flavors I love! Thank you for your amazing flavor combinations!

  89. Has become a staple for me whenever I am asked to bring something. I serve it with tortilla chips or crackers, so good!

  90. 5 stars
    This dish is absolutely delicious. I am new to eating chickpeas and I have to say I am very impressed.

    More of these quick easy lunch recipes please, fantastic, thank you!