Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Israeli Salad
Print Recipe
4.89 from 18 votes

Israeli Salad

Israeli salad is a chopped salad packed with vibrant vegetables, chickpeas, and fresh herbs in an oil-free lemony dressing. Made ahead of time, the flavors in this Israeli salad enhance as it chills.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Israeli
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 124kcal


  • 1 English cucumber diced
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup fresh Parsley chopped
  • ½ cup fresh Mint chopped
  • 2 lemons juiced + the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 15 ounces chickpeas rinsed and drained (1 can)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Dice all the vegetables the same size and transfer them to a large bowl.
  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Add the chickpeas to the chopped vegetables.
  • Juice both lemons and zest one of the lemons in a small bowl; add the red wine vinegar, garlic, and zest; stir and pour over vegetables.
  • Now, add the herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour. so the flavors enhance.
  • Stir again before serving and taste to adjust salt and pepper.



  • Also, if you have extra salad, it makes for a fabulous lunch the next day. Even though the salad is dressed, it doesn't get soggy.
  • Instead, the fresh herbs and lemon juice flavors heighten the vegetables' flavors without bogging them down. 
  • To have fresh lemon juice all year round, freeze lemon juice in ice cube trays when lemons are inexpensive and in the season to use throughout the year.
  • I make this salad and enjoy it all week long. It will stay fresh for 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • The flavors of the ingredients in the salad develop over time, so allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the best results.
  • For quicker meal prep and help to chop, consider buying a vegetable chopper.
  • If you don't like chickpeas, swap them for white beans.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1146IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg