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Vegan Jaridinere Balsamic Chickpea Salad

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Jardiniere Balsamic Chickpea Salad is a delicious and easy vegan meal that can be made in just a few minutes. A great make-and-take salad for summer BBQs and beyond! For more veggie recipes like this see my Salad page.

Balsamic Chickpea Salad, jardiniere salad

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 Jardiniere chickpea Salad and the ingredients looked so simple I figured I would try to make my own.

Jaridinere Balsamic Chickpea Salad

The salad is perfect as a side or main dish! It’s made with cooked chickpeas, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic, and is served cold or at room temperature. This salad is perfect to take for a summertime party or picnic.

Chickpeas can soak up all the flavor of salads. So to keep it from being bland I changed up the plain jardiniere recipe. 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! It is spot-on for the Publix version of Jardiniere chickpea Salad as well!

Other Ingredient Options to Add to Chickpea Salad

  • Meats like tuna, chicken, or eggs
  • Cheeses like feta, goat cheese, or cheddar
  • Seasonings like Curry, Greek, cilantro, or dill
  • Veggies like cucumber, eggplant, artichokes, and avocado
  • Creamy dressings like yogurt or mayo
  • Lemon zest or lemon juice
  • Quinoa
Balsamic Vegan Chickpea Salad

MAKE AHEAD: Place them in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. 
FREEZER: Not Recommended. 

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Balsamic Chickpea Jardiniere Salad Vinaigrette

Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Jardiniere Salad with Balsamic Honey Lime Vinaigrette Dressing.
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 263


  • 3 15 oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white or regular corn, drained
  • ½ pint grape tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 lime, juiced


  • In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, corn, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Pour mixture into an airtight plastic container.
  • 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!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 387mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

CUISINE :American
chickpea salad:jardiniere salad
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  1. 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?

    1. 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. 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. 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!

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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