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Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

This Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette is hearty, healthy and filled with fresh, colorful ingredients.

Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad

I’m not a big fan of warm weather or being hot in general. In fact, my mom says that I quit my first grade soccer team because I didn’t like the feeling of being sweaty. I love cold weather, falling leaves and snow. I look forward every year to wearing cozy clothes, boots and scarves and drinking a warm coffee on a chilly days. Luckily, I grew up in Wisconsin and there was more than enough cold weather to keep me happy.

Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad

For the past several days it’s been 90 plus degrees here in Angers (the city where we live in France) and the last thing I want to do was create extra heat in our non-air-conditioned apartment. Normally the weather is pretty mild here – we even had a few days of snow last winter – but these last few days have been crazy-hot. Therefore, I’ve been on a mission to find recipes and ideas for cold salads or anything else that doesn’t need to be cooked. This corn and chickpea fiesta salad definitely beats the heat, and it has one of my favorite flavor combinations – cilantro and lime.

Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad

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Corn and Chickpea Fiesta Salad

Corn & Chickpea Fiesta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered (about 1 pound)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

 


Instructions

  1. Combine all of the salad ingredients in a big bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk *affiliate link together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and stir until everything is mixed well.
  3. Refrigerate until serving or at least for a half an hour to let the flavors blend.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


  • Reply
    Sally
    September 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Made this for a potluck over the weekend, boy was it a hit!

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    Rachel Hauck
    January 12, 2013 at 1:21 am

    We made this tonight and it ROCKS!!! This will definitely become my go-to dish to bring over to summer bbq’s…sorry pasta salad, you’ve been replaced!

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    ateaspoonofhappiness
    January 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Thanks Rachel! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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    Amnah
    March 13, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Found this recipe via Pinterest. I’m making it tonight. I saw a few great recipes listed in your recipe index that I hope to make one day. Thanks for sharing.

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      ateaspoonofhappiness
      March 13, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love the salad as much as I do 🙂

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    Kena
    March 13, 2013 at 4:12 am

    How long will this keep in the fridge?

    • Reply
      ateaspoonofhappiness
      March 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      The salad should keep in the fridge for about 3 days 🙂

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    Starr Nelson
    March 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Just had this at a potluck today. It was sooooo yummy, I had to stalk my friend for the recipe. She got it from Pinterest… and her pin led me here. Success! Thanks!

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    foodie@foodieportal.com
    April 9, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. We are new but at foodieportal.com we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

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    Tara
    May 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! I made this tonight and everyone in my family loved it, even the two-year-old! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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    June 22, 2013 at 4:58 am

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    madibella
    June 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I made this last night and we loved it! Thank you so much!!! What a perfect summer meal on a hot day! It was so good that I had to blog about it today. 🙂 http://madibella.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/summer-menu/

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    T. Smith
    July 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

    I made this last night along with some grilled marinated teriyaki chicken. It was such a nice, light summer meal and my husband loved it. I used edamame instead of green pepper just because it sounded yummy. I just found your blog and I love it! I plan on making many more of your delicious looking recipes. Thanks!!

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    Misty
    January 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Yes! More recipes like this please! So yummy, colorful and most importantly healthy!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    February 28, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The fresh flavours, ingredients and vibrant colours of this salad are really making me wish I had a bowlful to devour now. Just divine!

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    Heather Mason @NuttyNutrition
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    looks delicious! I love chickpea and cilantro! pinned!

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    Priya
    April 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    hi
    I want it for my daughters bday …
    I want to make it at night and serve it next day afternoon
    Will the onions smell or should I add onions just one he before
    Pls let me know ..

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      Melissa Belanger
      April 10, 2015 at 8:12 am

      You can add the onions when you make it, but I would recommend covering it before storing in the fridge. Otherwise, I would add the onions just before. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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    Diane
    November 21, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Thank you for this recipe. I love it.
    Am always trying to find ways to use/eat more beans in my family meal planning.

    Your website shows great talent. Beautiful photos and very clear user friendly directions.

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      Melissa Belanger
      November 23, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thanks! I’m really glad to hear that you like it! 🙂

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    Carrie
    March 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Made this tonight and it was awesome! One question, What is the measurement for 1 serving?

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      Melissa Belanger
      March 9, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. I honestly wrote this recipe so long ago, I never measured anything as for as serving sizes go, so I can’t really say. I would say about 1 cup!

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    Tango JOe
    May 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    We made this today, with only one change, subbing the cucumber with edamame.
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    Carla M.
    May 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Yummy…yummy but much more so after sitting overnight! Thank you for sharing a healthy alternative to other picnic salads.

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