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chickpea bacon avocado salad

Avocado, Bacon and Chickpea Salad

Avocado, Bacon and Chickpea Salad – A delicious lunchtime salad, packed full of nutritious ingredients and high in fibre to keep you full up – so there’s no need for naughty afternoon snacking.
5 from 1 vote
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 400 g chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 60 g cherry tomatoes - about 6 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • juice of half a lime
  • salt


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas (1 can) and place into a large bowl. Season with salt.
  • Roughly chop the avocado into bitesize chunks. Chop the streaky bacon (2 rashers) into thin strips and cut the cherry tomatoes (60g) in half. Add the chopped avocado to the bowl of chickpeas.
  • Heat a small frying pan on a medium heat, add the sesame seeds (1 tbsp) and cook for a couple of minutes until they have just turned light brown, occasionally shake the pan to help them cook evenly (do not overcook the sesame seeds as it will give them a bitter flavour).
  • Once browned, remove the sesame seeds from the heat and add to the chickpeas and avocado.
  • Add the streaky bacon (2 rashers) to the pan and fry until cooked and crisp around the edges. Towards the end of the cooking time, add the cherry tomatoes and fry for about 30 seconds to soften slightly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the bacon and tomatoes to the chickpeas, avocado and sesame seeds.
  • Squeeze over the juice of half a lime and toss to thoroughly mix.
  • Serve immediately.


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Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 1175mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 21.7mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 7.2mg

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Main Course