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Chickpea, Corn & Red Pepper Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

5 stars based on 2 votes

Fall’s just around the corner. How about a last hurrah summer salad? This one features fresh sweet corn, crisp red bell peppers and buttery-textured chickpeas in a honey-lime vinaigrette scented with cumin. It’s a crowdpleaser, perfect for a backyard cook-out or picnic. Read more reviews on my salad column over at Serious Eats!

Chickpea, Corn & Red Pepper Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

Servings: 4
Total Time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 ears cooked corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • 1 cup cooked edamame
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, from 2 limes
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Lucini or Colavita
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Reviews & Comments

  • Jen

    How do you think roasted chick peas would be in that salad?

    - Janelle on March 23, 2017 Reply
    • Delicious!

      - Jenn on March 23, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    The dressing is outstanding! I am not a huge fan of edamame or chickpeas so I substitute them for other beans that I do like. The dressing is great. I use this dressing on a multitude of salads like Mango, Avocado and Queso Fresco. The sweet and tart work well with a variety of fruits and vegetables, including the corn and red peppers in this salad.

    - Pam Gram on March 22, 2015 Reply
  • Hi, My son doesn’t like corn. Do you think a can of black beans could be substituted?
    Should a little more honey then be added?Thanks, Susan

    - Susan on December 2, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Susan, Yes, that would be fine or you could add a yellow or orange bell pepper. You may need to add a little more honey with the black beans; I would just taste and adjust if necessary.

      - Jenn on December 3, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This dish is fabulous! I love chickpeas and I always have a huge batch around- I make them in the pressure cooker in 10 min and put them in all sorts of dishes; but wouldn’t you know the day that I made this I was out- so I used black eyed peas instead. Everyone raved about it and ate it like salsa on tortilla chips!

    - LAO on July 11, 2014 Reply
  • This is not only delicious and filling, it is beautiful to display on the table. A great summer time dish but so good it should be made year round.

    - Jennifer Marcus on March 13, 2013 Reply
  • This is just a perfect salad for summer, and it lasts a while in the fridge. Loved it!

    - MichelleH on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • This took only minutes to make, and what seemed like seconds to devour! It was delicious with grilled turkey burgers and impressed my heavy meat-and-potatoes eating friends who are trying to lose weight. Thanks for another great recipe.

    - Adrian on May 20, 2012 Reply
  • I adore anything that is vinaigrette… this looks wonderful! I am adding this to my next grill-out menu. Yumm-oh! Thank you.

    - Elizabeth C. in Kansas on May 19, 2012 Reply
  • Delicious, colorful, healthy and easy – all wrapped up in one – a definite make again! Thanks.

    - Jennifer on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • Nice way to enjoy chickpeas! A little too much dressing for me, but would make again and adjust amount of dressing to veggies.

    - Shelley Thomas on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • Summer in a bowl! This dish is simple, delicious, pretty to look at, and healthy to boot.

    - Julie on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • Easy, fresh, healthy and tasty!

    - Karla Jalowiecki on March 2, 2012 Reply
  • One of my favorite summer time salads in 2010, I’m looking forward to making this many more times for 2011 summer bbq’s! Such clean and refreshing flavors!

    - Crystal Soto on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • This such a delicious recipe. Whips up in a heartbeat and tastes fabulous, especially with our local sweet corn!

    - Kim McCary on September 22, 2011 Reply
  • I whipped this together last night in a few minutes…it was delicious! Your recipes are the best…I am a huge fan!

    - Louisa on September 21, 2011 Reply
  • I made this salad tonight with “knock off” Johnny Rocket Sandwiches (from Yellow Dog Eats in Gotha, Florida).

    Oh my gosh … this salad is beyond awesome and I have a feeling the leftovers will be even BETTER tomorrow.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    - Dee on September 16, 2011 Reply

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