Barbecue Chickpea Salad with Cilantro Lime Ranch

The most satisfying 25 minute barbecue chickpea salad packed with crispy barbecue chickpeas, veggie toppings, a sprinkle of cheddar, and a drizzle of homemade cilantro lime ranch.


Servings: 4

Cilantro Lime Ranch

  • ½ cup greek yogurt plain
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped, plus additional for serving

Barbecue Chickpea Salad

  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 cups romaine chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup red onion thiny sliced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cheddar shredded


Cilantro Lime Ranch

1. In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients until combined. Refrigerate while you prepare salad.

Barbeque Chickpea Salad

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Spread chickpeas onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper. Using your hands, toss chickpeas and make sure they are spread out evenly. Bake for 10 minutes, toss with a spoon, and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven.

3. Transfer chickpeas to a medium sized bowl, add barbecue sauce, and stir to combine.

4. Add remaining salad ingredients to four bowls, top with chickpeas, drizzle with cilantro lime ranch, top with extra cilantro, and enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes