Chickpea & Cucumber Salad

I have really been craving anything that has a crisp and fresh summery taste lately. I don’t know why, although maybe it has something to do with it being summer. But who knows…maybe that’s just me.

This salad is just full of those flavors! It makes a great side dish and it’s also amazing tucked into a pita for a sandwich. And best of all, it has so few ingredients and it comes together in just minutes. What’s not to love?

Chickpea & Cucumber Salad

  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large cucumber; peeled, quartered and sliced
  • 1 5 oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 2 T. red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 c. diced fresh parsley

1. Combine chickpeas, cucumber and black olives in a bowl. In a seperate bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir in parsley and pour over chickpea mixture. Toss to coat and refrigerate until serving.

See what I mean? It’s as easy as could be and yet extremely delicious. You could easily double or even triple for company or to take along to a picnic. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Chickpea & Cucumber Salad

  1. Oh, I love this! I might even through in some red peppers that are sitting in my fridge ready to be eaten! Thanks!

  2. This looks like a perfect salad for a hot summer evening. Love how quick it will be to put together – that is key when you have a little one. The sooner you finish preparing food the sooner you can eat and get back to baby.

  3. This looks like a perfect side dish for some chicken wraps that I plan to make in a few weeks! I’m going to feature this in my “Five to Try” post tomorrow.

  4. Thank you for this recipe! This is the bst thing I have eaten in a long time. So refreshing and flavorful!

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