This simple chickpea salad combines chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro for a flavorful combination.
Make this salad in under 10 minutes for a side dish, a pita sandwich filling, or a healthy meal.
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The infusions are very light and not overpowering. The flavors taste fresh and vibrant. I absolute love everyone of them.
I have used the garlic olive oil in my Italian Marinated Mushrooms recipe. It thought it would be great in this simple chickpea salad also.
The colors in this simple chickpea salad are eye candy.
It looks so pretty in a platter or on a plate.
The flavors are a winning combination also! One key ingredient in this salad is a good quality olive oil.
What ingredients do you need for this simple chickpea salad?
Making this simple chickpea salad is SO EASY! Here are a list of ingredients you need to have on hand to make it:
Here are a list of ingredients you need to have on hand to make it:
- canned chickpeas
- tomatoes (I like the sweet cherry tomatoes in this recipe.)
- cucumbers (The Persian or English cucumbers are best in this salad.)
- fresh cilantro
- red onion
- lemon juice
- garlic infused olive oil
- cayenne pepper (Omit if you don't want a little spice.)
How do you make it?
Once all of your vegetables and herbs are chopped into bite sized pieces, you mix all of the ingredients together.
You can eat the salad immediately. However, it is best to refrigerate an hour or more before serving,
Do you have to cook chickpeas for a salad?
The beauty of this simple chickpea salad is how easy it is to create.
You can make it in under 10 minutes. I use canned chickpeas so that they are cooked and ready to be served.
You just drain them from the can and rinse them. Canned chickpeas absorb the flavors of the lemon and garlic infused olive oil perfectly.
Tip: If you want to use dried chickpeas, here is a great resource on how to make them three different ways.
What if you don't have garlic infused olive oil?
If you don't have garlic infused olive oil, no worries.
Just add two crushed garlic cloves and substitute garlic infused olive oil with the plain Pomora olive oil.
How long will it last?
This simple chickpea salad will taste fresh up to 4 days in the fridge.
For additional easy healthy salad recipes, try:
- Israeli Salad
- Dill Cucumber Salad
- Summer Corn Salad
- Mediterranean Beet Salad
- Greek Black Eye Pea Salad
- Mint Watermelon Salad with Feta
- Quinoa Tabouli
Please leave me a comment below if you make this simple chickpea salad and tell me what you thought about it. I would love to hear back, and so would my readers.
Simple Chickpea Salad-chickpea, cucumber, tomato salad
- 15.5 oz canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 cup tomatoes chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 cup cucumber Persian or English cucumbers are the best for this salad
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil garlic infused
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper omit if you do not want it a little spicy
- Mix all ingredients together.
- It is best to refrigerate an hour or more before serving, however, you can serve immediately.