Chickpeas, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops
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Delicious Chickpeas Salad with Cucumber and Olives

This healthy and delicious Chickpeas Salad with cucumbers, olives, and sweet drop red peppers is excellent for lunch. Also, perfect as a side dish for a casual or formal dinner!

Chickpeas are a type of legume I enjoy very much. It adds texture and a great taste to salads and makes one of the most enjoyable purees. I want chickpeas salad recipes as my go-to salad during the week for lunch. My most common salads are Chickpea, Cucumber, Roasted Bell Peppers Salad and Cucumber, Chickpeas, Olive & Tomato Salad. Although I enjoy them both, and they are effortless to make, I also like adding red pepper drops.

Chickpea, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops

The best part about this salad is that I used organic canned chickpeas, and it took only just a few minutes to make. Soaking would take much longer.

What are Sweet Drop Red Peppers?

I was first introduced to Sweet Drop Red Peppers when I attended the Fancy Food Show in New York City in 2019. The Fancy Foods Shows are held for manufacturers, buyers, and retailers. The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has a few shows in different cities to help people in the food industry make connections every year.

Sweet Drop Red Peppers are small, tear-shaped peppers. The pepper seed is a combination of cherry pepper and jalapeno pepper and is both sweet and sour. Combine with chickpeas, cucumber, and olives, and these peppers drops are perfect for this vegan chickpea salad.

Chickpea, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops

You can also garnish your Mediterranean salad with these juicy red pepper drops. The texture of the Feta Cheese and the juice of the drops is a delight.

You can find the Sweet Red Pepper Drops on Amazon or check your local or gourmet.

Canned or no Canned Chickpeas

I will always say canned chickpeas for salad. Canned chickpeas make the best and quick salad—no need to wait for the chickpeas to soak and cook. I also prefer using organic canned chickpeas.

What’s in the Delicious Chickpea Salad with Cucumber and Olives

Here’s what you’ll need to make this vegan chickpea salad:

chickpeas salad
  • Chickpeas
  • Cucumber
  • Sweet Drop Red Peppers or tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh parsley
  • Pitted Black Olives
  • Pitted Green Olives
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Tips or making Chickpea Salad Recipe

Chickpea, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops
  • Use canned chickpeas to make a quick salad – I use organic canned chickpeas
  • This salad last 2 – 4 days in the refrigerator
  • Use Fresh Herbs to make this salad. Fresh Parsley adds tons of flavor. Use Cilantro if preferred.
  • Chop your veggies into bite-sized pieces.
  • Use extra-virgin if possible, either plain or infused. Plain extra-virgin is less processed and has a lighter flavor. You can also use Noubess Sorrento Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or Noubess Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Use bell peppers for a crunchier taste.
  • You can also add Feta Cheese for a Greek-inspired recipe.
  • Do Not over mix the salad, so you don’t break the pepper drops.
  • Red Sweet Drop Red Peppers are soft, with a slightly pungent taste. You can find them at your local store, gourmet store, or online.
Chickpea, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops
Chickpeas, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops

Delicious Chickpeas Salad with Cucumber and Olives

Chickpeas Salad with cucumbers, olives, and sweet drop red peppers is great for lunch. Also, perfect as a side dish for a casual or formal dinner!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Salads and Veggies
Servings 4
Calories 272 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 – 15 ounce can Chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 English cucumber diced and seeds removed or 1 or 2 regular cucumber
  • 1 – 8 oz Sweet Drop Red Peppers or tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ cup pitted Black Olives
  • ½ cup pitted Green Olives
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the lemon juice, oil, garlic, and honey in a small bowl or bottle, wisk, or shake well.
  • Cut the cucumber in half lengthways, scoop out the seeds and cut into 1 cm (½ inch) slices. Cut the tomatoes into cubes roughly the same size as the chickpeas, cucumber, onion, parsley, and olives in the serving bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss lightly to combine. Serve at room temperature.

Notes

Chickpea, Cucumber and Olives Salad with Sweet Pepper Drops
  • Use canned chickpeas to make a quick salad – I use organic canned chickpeas
  • This salad last 2 – 4 days in the refrigerator
  • Use Fresh Herbs to make this salad. Fresh Parsley adds tons of flavor. Use Cilantro if preferred.
  • Chop your veggies into bite-sized pieces.
  • Use extra-virgin if possible, either plain or infused. Plain extra-virgin is less processed and has a lighter flavor. You can also use Noubess Sorrento Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or Noubess Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • Use bell peppers for a crunchier taste.
  • You can also add Feta Cheese for a Greek-inspired recipe.
  • Do Not over mix the salad, so you don’t break the pepper drops.
  • Red Sweet Drop Red Peppers are soft, with a slightly pungent taste. You can find them at your local store, gourmet store, or online.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 845mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4g

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

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