Truffle Chickpea Salad

Chickpea recipes are a great option if you want a quick and healthy salad. In just under 20 minutes, you can be chowing down on this chickpea salad!

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes! #chickpeasalad #chickpearecipes www.savoryexperiments.com


 

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes!

Looking for a new and interesting side dish to tantalize your taste buds?

I’ve got one for you developed from my slight obsession with chickpeas. Chickpeas are essentially hummus- like Harissa Hummus or Chipotle Hummus– are great tossed into salads and also served as its own side dish!

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes! #chickpeasalad #chickpearecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Inspired by a local restaurant, I’ve adapted Chickpeas and Oyster Mushrooms with White Truffle Oil to be just as decadent and flavorful, but with simpler ingredients.

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes! #chickpeasalad #chickpearecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Keep in mind when making this delicious chickpea recipe:

1. Use cast iron, it will suck up excess liquid from the mushrooms, preventing you from ending up with chickpea soup.

2. Lemon juice and white truffle oil are too be added last to prevent them from cooking off and allowing them to retain their own robust flavors, complementing each other nicely.

3. Oyster mushrooms have a lot of crevices. I rinse them and then blot with a paper towel to prevent them from getting mushy. They also have fun shapes and textures, adding sophistication to your meal. Now you are ready to go!

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes! #chickpeasalad #chickpearecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Test canned chickpeas before you start using them. I find that my store brand are undercooked and dry, while more mainstream brands are tender and creamy.

It may not be that you don’t care for chickpeas, maybe you just haven’t been eating the good ones!

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes! #chickpeasalad #chickpearecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Pictured with Stuffed Flank Steak

What are Chickpeas?

Well first of all, the chickpea is a legume that is part of the plant family, faboideae. They are extremely nutritious, which leads me to tell you some of the benefits of chickpeas. Studies show that chickpeas can help with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Other areas they can help in are bone health, blood pressure, heart health, cholesterol, and inflammation. And that is only naming some of the benefits!

Make it a Meal!

While this dish is hearty enough to be a vegetarian entree, you can also pair it with so many other of our quick dinner ideas.

Consider salmon croquettes, steak frites, a chicken panini or even alongside our favorite skirt steak marinade or baked chicken breasts.

This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes! #chickpeasalad #chickpearecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

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Chickpea Salad Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This Chickpea Salad is full of flavor from mushrooms, lemon and truffle oil. The perfect side dish for any meal and ready in only 20 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oyster mushrooms. Stir and cook until they have reduced by half in size, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas, toss, but do not stir and risk breaking.
  • Add parsley last and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Lightly season with fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add thinly sliced red onion, lemon juice and truffle oil.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 310 kcal, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 16 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 600 mg, Potassium: 451 mg, Fiber: 10 g, Vitamin A: 840 IU, Vitamin C: 10.1 mg, Calcium: 85 mg, Iron: 3.4 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 310
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpea salad
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the truffle oil with the chick peas, great salad recipe!! I will definitely make this again