Cucumber, chickpeas, olive and tomato salad
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Chickpea Salad with Cucumber, Olive, and Tomato

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber, Olive, and Tomato is perfect as a side dish or for lunch. Most salads don’t always have to be prepared with green leaves such as kale, lettuce, or spinach. Chickpea, cucumber, and tomato marinated in a flavorful vinaigrette are divine.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber, Olive and Tomato
Cucumber, chickpeas, olive, and tomato salad

Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans are one of the most loved legumes to add to salad. Chickpeas are known to have a good source of nutrients. They have a nutty and buttery flavor and perfect soups and stews.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber, Olive and Tomato, a versatile recipe

You are not limited to combining the ingredients in the recipe. You can also add other ingredients such as meat, poultry, or other vegetables. The cucumbers add freshness and the same as the tomatoes. The olives add a delightful tangy taste that elevates the taste of the other ingredients.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber, Olive and Tomato
Cucumber, chickpeas, olive, and tomato salad

The seasoning for the chickpea salad

You may already have all the ingredients on hand. But let me share some great tips with you. This salad might be one of the easiest salads to season. I will not suggest adding a commercialized salad dressing. The dressing or vinaigrette must be light enough to coat each piece properly. You don’t want to end up with a gooey salad. Commercialized salad dressings are either too creamy, heavy in texture, or too oily. Making a homemade dressing is ideal.

Cucumber, chickpeas, olive, and tomato salad

The salad on its own is pretty good. A mixture of dried herbs, lemon juice, vinegar flavor, and good olive oil is ideal for creating a good salad dressing. You only need to have the proper ratio for the dressing.

For instance, spices such as Italian Seasoning, Herbs de Provence, Noubess Steak Salt-Free Seasoning, and Noubess Poultry Salt-Free Seasoning are great additions. Each seasoning adds a different type of flavor. The only one with a little bit of peppery kick is Noubess Steak Salt-Free Seasoning.

The Chickpea Salad recipe

The recipe is easy to customize with whatever ingredients you have on hand. You can add celery, avocado, red onions or shallots, bell peppers, or even another type of beans.

Add good olive oil, salt and pepper, scallion, vinegar, and fresh lemon juice. However, if you don’t have white wine vinegar, which is most commonly found in many households, champagne vinegar can also be used. Similar to champagne vinegar, rice wine vinegar is not sour at all. It is mild in flavor and has a low acidity level.

I chose Noubess Poultry Salt-Free Seasoning for this recipe to create a more flavorful salad.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber, Olive and Tomato
Cucumber, chickpeas, olive, and tomato salad

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Cucumber, chickpeas, olive and tomato salad

How to make a delicious Cucumber, chickpeas, olive and tomato salad

Chickpeas are one of the most loved legumes to add to salad. Cucumber, chickpeas, olive, and tomato salad is perfect as a side dish or for lunch.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 556 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15 ounces can chickpeas or garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 small cucumber or 1/2 English cucumber sliced lengthwise, seeds removed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half, or 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 stalks scallion sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup pitted black olives sliced in half

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Noubess Poultry Salt-Free Seasoning
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
    Cucumber, chickpeas, olive and tomato salad
  • Add the dressing ingredients to a small bottle or jar with a lid. Shake until well combined.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Keep the salad refrigerated until ready to serve.
    Cucumber, chickpeas, olive and tomato salad

Notes

You may use black or green olives. You can also use a fruity vinegar if you wish. 

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 59gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 43gSodium: 541mgPotassium: 349mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 800IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Chickpea salad, healthy salad
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