Balsamic Chickpea Salad

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Balsamic Chickpea Jardiniere Salad Vinaigrette

I love Wholefoods, especially their deli section with all those cool yummy salads. Every time we go I want to try a little of this and a little of that. Well they had a Chickpea Jardiniere Salad and the ingredients look so simple I figured I would try to make my own.

Searching around I came across this great Summer Chickpea Salad Recipe on Yummly and tried it out. {Link to recipe below}. Well, it was good at first, it has a lot of ingredients and a tasty vinaigrette, but after it sat it awhile became kind of bland.

The chickpeas soaked up all the flavor. So to change it up, I added some Balsamic vinegar and red onions and boy does it zing now and it’s even better the next day!  This is a yummy and fun recipe, I hope you ‘ll try it, it’s one of my new favs!

 The recipe is spot on for the Publix version of Jardiniere Salad as well!

Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Balsamic Chickpea Jardiniere Salad Vinaigrette

Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Chickpea Jardiniere Salad with Balsamic Honey Lime Vinaigrette Dressing.


  • 3 15 oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white or regular corn, drained
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, corn, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl add the oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic and lime juice. Whisk oil mixture together and pour over veggies, toss well to coat.
  3. Pour mixture into an airtight plastic container.
  4. Refrigerate for at the very least 30 minutes before serving, tossing and turning the container every 10 minutes to blend. The longer it sits the better it tastes.


I add my balsamic vinegar and red onions to taste. The more the better. I make this dish a couple hours before serving to allow the vinaigrette to really soak into the veggies. Serve as a side dish or add grilled chicken for a quick lunch!

Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 100


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  1. 6.28.17
    Danny said:

    I looked up this recipe because I bought a pre-made one at the Publix Deli which was absolutely amazing. The taste for this recipe was spot on, but my chickpeas weren’t soft like the Publix one. How could I get the chickpeas to soften?

    • 6.28.17
      Kim said:

      Hi Danny,
      Maybe since a lot of Publix’s salads are premade, it may have sat for awhile in the vinegar and made the chickpeas soften. Perhaps try another brand of canned chickpeas and see if it makes a difference. Glad you liked the recipe! It’s one of my favorites!

  2. 10.20.15

    This salad looks so good, Kim! So easy to throw together but so tasty – I’m definitely going to make this. Thanks for linking up at #VeganYoFo!

  3. 10.19.15

    I’ll be glad if we ever get a Whole Foods in my neck of the woods. I need to stop in when I visit my daughter next time above Atlanta. Your recipe sounds yummy!

    • 10.26.15
      Kim said:

      Hey Shirley! I Just cleaned out my spam and found you have been commenting to me!! Sorry about that! This recipe is also at the Publix deli too. I saw it the other day! I hope you’ll try it!

  4. 10.19.15
    Kathleen said:

    This looks yummy. I think I even have some chickpeas in my cabinet. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again tonight.

  5. 10.18.15
    Amberjane said:

    I love a good chickpea salad and this looks tasty – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  6. 10.16.15
    Lissette said:

    I am definitely going to have to try this! It looks like it would also be great for parties. Pinning!

  7. 10.16.15
    Jennifer said:

    I’ve made variations of this and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks so much for participating and linking up on the Vegan VoFo Link Up!

  8. 10.14.15
    Randi said:

    MMMmm! I love simple salads like this!! Chickpeas are so versatile, I enjoy them in just about anything:)

    • 10.16.15
      Kim said:

      This version of this recipe is so flavorful! I hope you try it! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. 10.13.15
    Alison said:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. :)

  10. 10.13.15
    Steph said:

    We don’t get to Whole Foods often as it’s a bit of a drive, but I love to do the same thing! Love chickpeas and LOVE balsamic – can’t wait to give this a shot.

  11. 10.12.15
    Katie said:

    Great recipe – funny think I just linked up my balsamic corn and bean salsa on Turn It Up Tuesday right after your recipe :) Pinned! :)

  12. 10.12.15
    Raquel said:

    This looks really tasty KIm and I love how healthy it is too! Pinning! Have a great day!