Is Rihanna’s Chickpea Salad as Tasty as the Internet Claims? We Made It to Find Out

The world has been begging Rihanna to release a new album for years. Though the multitalented singer and mogul has left her fans hanging in that department, we can nosh on her go-to garbanzo salad while we wait.

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Rihanna first shared the salad with Esquire in 2014, along with her recipes for rum punch and cod fish cakes. Like with everything else she does, the internet got a hold of it and ran. Nearly 10 years later, we prepared it ourselves in our latest episode of Celeb Bites, a YouTube series where we attempt to cook and bake like the stars to find out if their recipes are worth the hype.

For starters, the recipe comes together in about five minutes flat and requires no cooking. Once you round up the fresh produce and slice it to your liking, the rest is all pantry staples that you likely already have in your kitchen. In short, it’s easy to make—but is it tasty?

Watch the video here for our thoughts and the full recipe.

(Oh, and in case you’re interested in tasting other celebrity recipes—like Snoop Dogg’s Billionaire Bacon, Cameron Diaz’s Whatever-You-Got Ramen, Kris Jenner’s Brownies or Reese Witherspoon’s Watermelon Margarita—we’ve got you covered.)

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...