Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad

Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad made with crispy seasoned chickpeas, avocados, olives, corn and a Greek yogurt salsa in less than 20 minutes.

Tracking PixelChickpea Tex Mex Salad served in a lunchbox for the perfect easy healthy lunch.Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad is a quick and easy lunch option that has a ton of flavor like most Tex-Mex salads, but with far less of the heavier and more caloric ingredients that would weigh you down. Having this lunch option will help you avoid falling into the normal restaurant salad trap where similar Tex-Mex salads are filled with cheese and sour cream and mayonnaise based dressings.  You’ll love this vegetarian salad full of protein at lunch with a refreshing Sweet Iced Tea from Pure Leaf®, who generously sponsored this post.

This recipe pairs wonderfully with Pure Leaf® Sweet Iced Tea and will make you feel like you’re enjoying a taste of summer and the South with the corn, olives and salsa flavors with the sweet and refreshing flavor of the iced tea.

Plus you can be sure that Pure Leaf® will have that authentic real-brewed tea taste because they are brewed from real tea leaves and are never made from powder or concentrate.

This Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad uses crispy chickpeas as an extra protein source. With just a few minutes in a hot skillet and a few spices from your cupboard the chickpeas are so flavorful you won’t even miss any added proteins you’re used to. Most Tex-Mex salads include ranch dressings mixed with either salsa or enchilada sauce. Using Greek yogurt instead makes a creamy dressing that is tangier while also adding another source of added protein.

Chickpea Tex Mex Salad made with crispy seasoned chickpeas, avocados, olives, corn and a greek yogurt salsa in less than 20 minutes.

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Chickpea Tex Mex Salad packed for a healthy lunch.

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Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad

Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad made with crispy seasoned chickpeas, avocados, olives, corn and a greek yogurt salsa in less than 20 minutes.  Pairs perfectly with Pure Leaf® Sweet Iced Tea.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 can of chickpeas , drained and dried in a paper towel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 6 cups lettuce , chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • 1 avocado , diced into ½ inch chunks

Instructions

  • In a small bowl mix the salsa and Greek yogurt and set aside.
  • Add the oil to pan on medium high.
  • Add the chickpeas, stir, add cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper and stir for 45 seconds.
  • Remove from pan to paper towel.
  • Add the lettuce, tomatoes, corn and olives to a large bowl and toss.
  • Top with the seasoned chickpeas and avocado chunks.
  • Pour over the salad dressing or keep to the side is packing for lunch.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Keyword: Chickpea Tex-Mex Salad

 Chickpea Tex Mex Salad served with Sweet Tea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pure Leaf® Tea.  Find more Pure Leaf® inspired recipes here.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Just found your site and wow, what a treat it is ??
    I can’t seem to find how to subscribe to emails, really want your ebook too ?

    1. There should be a sign up form on the bottom of each post and if you are looking at the site on a computer you can see one on the side of the page as well. 🙂

  2. I adore making dressings with yogurt and salsa – so easy and delicious. I could eat this salad every single day!

  3. This salad looks like the BEST kind of lunch! I know what I’ll be making this week!