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.
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.
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.
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.
Other chickpeas recipes for you to try:
- SHRIMP WITH OKRA AND CHICKPEAS
- COCONUT PORK WITH CHICKPEAS STEW
- DELICIOUS CHICKPEAS SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND OLIVES
- CHICKPEA SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND ROASTED BELL PEPPERS
- 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
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.