Spicy Shrimp and Chickpea Salad

Jul, 05, 2022

This Spicy Shrimp and Chickpea Salad is great for a hot summer day, it’s light, spicy, crisp and refreshing. It’s also full of protein thanks to the shrimp and chickpeas. It was very easy to make and I’ll definitely be making it again!

Here is the recipe source: NYT Cooking

And here’s the TikTok link of me making it: TikTok – Spicy Shrimp and Chickpea Salad

Spicy Shrimp and Chickpea Salad

Serving Size:
15 min


  • 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 lime, zested and halved
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  •  Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ small red onion, diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 Fresno chile or jalapeño, cut into thin coins or seeded and diced
  • 1 packed cup parsley leaves and tender stems, roughly chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • ½ teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, patted dry


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice, lime zest and mustard. Whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Add the chickpeas, onion, chile and most of the parsley (reserving some for garnish), and toss to coat with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add the garlic and red-pepper flakes, and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds, pulling the pan from the heat briefly if it seems like the garlic is burning.
  3. Add the shrimp to the pan, season with salt and pepper and stir to coat with the garlic and oil. Cook until the shrimp are pink all over with a golden crust in parts, stirring and flipping the shrimp halfway through, about 4 to 6 minutes total. Turn off the heat, then squeeze the lime juice over the shrimp in the pan, stirring to combine and scraping up anything on the bottom of the pan to coat the shrimp.
  4. Serve the shrimp on top of the salad. Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve.

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