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This quick 15-minute chickpea salad, developed by certified nutritionist and chef Serena Poon, C.N., combines legumes with fresh veggies, hemp hearts for protein and fiber, and salty feta for added flavor.

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Chickpea Salad

  • Author: Serena Poon
  • Yield: 4


  • 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup sliced kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup herbed vegan or regular feta
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp. hemp seeds


Combine everything in a large bowl, toss to combine, and serve.

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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