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Mediterranean chickpea wedge salad combines chickpeas, crunchy vegetable toppings, and hummus dressing for a delicious deconstructed falafel flavour. |

Mediterranean Chickpea Wedge Salad

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  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Mediterranean chickpea wedge salad combines chickpeas, crunchy vegetable toppings, and hummus dressing for a delicious deconstructed falafel flavour. 


Chickpea Wedge Salad:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, cut into wedges
  • ½ medium cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 2 roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled

Hummus Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place drained and rinsed chickpeas on a paper towel or kitchen towel to dry completely. 
  3. In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then place on a large half sheet baking pan lined with parchment paper, making sure the chickpeas are in a single layer. 
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through to ensure they crisp up evenly on all sides. Set aside to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, make the hummus dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together hummus, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and mix until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Set aside. 
  6. Slice romaine lettuce hearts in half or in quarters (depending on the size) to create large, individual portions. Place them on one large tray or on individual plates.
  7. Top each lettuce heart with equal amounts of cucumber, red onion, and roasted red peppers. Top with heaping spoonfuls of roasted chickpeas. Then, drizzle the hummus dressing on top and garnish with crumbled feta cheese.
  8. Serve immediately or at room temperature with some pita bread on the side.


Roasted chickpeas: Chickpeas are an unassuming and inexpensive ingredient that can transform into something truly spectacular. Toss them with olive oil and your favourite blend of spices, bake until golden brown and crunchy, and you will not believe how much flavour they add to this or any dish. In fact, you could double the recipe just for the chickpeas and keep them on hand as a healthy snack all week.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean