Italian inspired, this Cucumber Tomato & Chickpea Salad is one of my favourites. I don’t know why they’re called chickpeas, but it’s a cute name, so I’ll take it. This is a diet-friendly salad & well-balanced combination of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The most amazing thing is that all these veggies are available in every season. It’s a great side dish for travel and gathering, and alongside chickpeas is also the best source to lose weight.
They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and are high in protein.
Not only does it look so pretty and vibrant when serving, but it also tastes amazing! It’s a quick and easy salad when you don’t have a lot of time. The best part about this chickpea salad is it takes just a few minutes to make, and there’s no need of cooking, only one bowl steamed chickpea is enough to make it.
It’s such a healthy option to eating crispy cold veggies on a hot day.
You must try it once to check how amazing it tastes and can actually rejuvenate you eternally.
Now let’s check out its recipe:
To make this recipe, you need steamed chickpeas and chopped veggies including tomato, cucumber & onion.
Add all of the above ingredients to a bowl, and whisk them well for the dressing. Add some lemon herbs and toss the ingredients together to give this salad such a contemporary taste. Lemon makes the salad fresh, and I love it! Next, you should pour mint leaves, basil, black pepper & salt on the top of salads. Now mix it well so everything is well coated. I like to add some extra mint on top, for garnishing.
I also love how versatile this salad is! You can add more veggies like broccoli or corn, cooked pasta and many more things.
Cucumber & Tomato Salad With Chickpea Is Ready.
So if you like this and have tried making this amazing veggie salad, leave a comment below and let us know how they turn out! As always, be sure to follow me on Instagram and use hashtag #tophatlifestyle so I can see your creation!
Time- 10 Minutes
• 2 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 1 cup diced red onion
• 1 cup diced cucumber
• 1 cup diced red tomatoes
• 3 chopped green onions
• 1 diced green bell pepper
• ¼ cup chopped fresh mint & basil
• 3 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• Optional: 1 tsp red pepper flakes
1. In a large bowl, mix veggies – tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, red onion and bell pepper; set it aside and let it rest for some time.
2. In another bowl, whisk with each other all the ingredients for the salad dressing and toss together with the salad. Mix in fresh mint & basil with salt and pepper as needed. Take in delight!
Once prepared, this recipe can be stored in the fridge for about 2 days.