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GREEN SALAD + LEMON TAHINI DRESSING

Simple green salad with protein-rich chickpeas and creamy lemon tahini dressing is quick, easy, and one of my favorite vegan salads to throw together in a pinch!

top down view of leafy green salad with chickpeas and dressed with lemony tahini dressing.

Summer is still here and salads are my go to meals this time of year!

This green salad with protein-packed chickpeas and simple lemon tahini dressing has been my savior when I want a quick and easy salad. It’s so simple and needed to be added to the recipe collection.

This was just one of those salads that I threw together in a pinch while cleaning the fridge and tasted delicious. Since then, I’ve made it again and again.

So, here it is for you to play with as is or make it your own by adding anything that sounds good to you! It’s really a great little salad that’s easy, breezy vegan!

top down view of ingredients used to make green salad with chickpeas and tahini dressing.

Simple Green Salad Ingredients

This simple green salad includes chickpeas, tomatoes, shallot and delicious creamy lemon tahini dressing for a quick and easy vegan salad worth eating and repeating!

Here is everything you will need:

  • Spring salad mix – or any salad mix you prefer
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Shallot
  • Chickpeas – use fresh cooked, canned or Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
  • Tahini – use store bought or make your Homemade Tahini
  • Lemon
  • Garlic powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper
top down view of lemon tahini dressing in a mason jar.

How To Make Green Salad

  • Tahini Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except for the water. Taste for flavor, adding any extra you might like. Add the water or lemon juice one tablespoon at a time to thin as needed to desired consistency.
  • Assemble salad: Prepare your salad, layer as you like adding half the chickpeas, and top with dressing.

And now you’re ready to enjoy!

top down view of freshly made green salad with chickpeas before adding tahini dressing.

Serving Suggestions

I love this green salad as is, but it’s also great as a side salad for some of my favorite recipes! Here are a few options to consider:

How To Store Leftover Salad

  • Refrigerator: Leftover salad can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, in a covered container. You can store the salad and dressing separately or together.
  • Meal prep: For meal prepping, I recommend storing the dressing and salad separately until ready to serve.
top down view of leafy green salad with chickpeas and dressed with lemony tahini dressing.

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If you try this simple green salad recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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GREEN SALAD + LEMON TAHINI DRESSING

Simple green salad with protein rich chickpeas and creamy lemon tahini dressing is quick, easy and one of my favorite vegan salads to throw together in a pinch!

Ingredients

Scale
  • spring salad mix, or any salad mix you prefer
  • handful grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • micro greens, optional
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • mineral salt & pepper, to taste

Lemon-Tahini Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • juice of one large lemon
  • dash of mineral salt
  • dash of garlic salt
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 23 tablespoons water or lemon juice, as needed to thin

Instructions

Tahini Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except for the water. Taste for flavor adding any extra you might like. Add the water or lemon juice one tablespoon at a time to thin as needed to desired consistency.

Assemble salad: Prepare your salad, layer as you like adding half the chickpeas and top with dressing.

Serves 2

Store: Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, in a covered container. If making for meal prep, keep the salad and dressing stored separately.

Notes

In place of fresh cooked or canned chickpeas, try adding Crispy Roasted Chickpeas for crunch!

For more dressing options, try this Vegan Ranch, Tahini-Miso Dressing or Healthy Flax + Evo Balsamic Vinaigrette.

As with most salad recipes, use however much you like of each salad ingredient.

Updated: Green Salad was originally published in July 2013. It has been updated with new photos and helpful tips in February 2020. Recipe has stayed the same and is delicious as ever!

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7 Comments

  1. Added red onion. It was so good, better than I expected! Love how easy and few ingredients, thank you so much!

  2. This salad is saving my life these days. When I have a hellaciously busy week on the horizon I make a vat of it, separate into servings and live on it. Best dressing ever!

  3. Handy Gilbert says:

    This sounds delicious! The dressing gives a nice little extra touch to the fruit. I have always made my fruit salad plain, I am definitely going to try it with this easy dressing :) fruit salad recipe.

  4. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    I love lemon-tahini dressing with chickpeas! I've been having a salad like this for lunch a lot lately. :)

  5. The Vegan Cookie Fairy says:

    My mum said this looks wonderful, and I concur :)

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