Healthy Chickpea & Grilled Corn Salad Recipe: This Colorful Corn & Chickpea Salad Brightens & Lightens Up Dinner by Amy Miller

Healthy Chickpea & Grilled Corn Salad Recipe: This Colorful Corn & Chickpea Salad Brightens & Lightens Up Dinner

This chickpea and corn salad recipe is super fresh and light with a beautiful rainbow of colors to brighten up any meal. Want to add an extra special touch? Toss in some feta, goat cheese or avocado just before serving.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 1 hour to chill 
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 - 3 ears of corn, husked
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Wrap corn in aluminum foil. Place on the grill on medium-high heat. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Unwrap and cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine chickpeas, peppers, cucumbers, onions, corn, chives and parsley.
  3. In a separate bowl, juice and zest the lime. Add the vinegar and whisk in the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  4. Add half of the dressing to the salad and mix. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 1 hour. Mix well. Add additional dressing, salt and pepper as needed. 

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Ann Marie Patitucci
This sounds (and looks!) delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us, Amy! And welcome to our community of writers. We are so glad to have you.
Amy Miller
Glad to be here! Thanks for everything :)
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
How delish! I am so ready for spring grilling. Thank you for the tasty and healthy recipe, Amy Miller ! I look forward to more great ideas from you. Welcome to 30Seconds! :-)
Katie Sloan
Can’t wait to try this!!!

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