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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans) Cucumber Salad - Easy Healthy Summer Salad

 Today's recipe is a simple Salad- Chickpea Cucumber Salad. It is very easy to make and is healthy. It is light and refreshing and is perfect for summer.  
Chickpea Cucumber Salad

What are the ingredients needed?

Cooked Chickpeas,1 cups
Cucumber(peeled, diced), 3/4 cup
Onion(finely chopped), about 2-3 Tablespoon
Carrot (grated), 1/4 cup
Cilantro, (finely chopped),about 2 tablespoons

For Dressing
Lemon juice, 2 tablespoon
Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
Salt, as needed
Ground pepper, 1/2 teaspoon

Healthy and delicious Chickpea Cucumber Salad

  • Soak Chickpeas for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight and pressure cook it. Drain any excess water and keep it aside.
  • Peel the cucumber, scoop out the seeds and dice them.
  • Chop the onions, grate the carrots, and chop the cilantro.
How it is made?

  1. Prepare the dressing by mixing lemon juice, olive oil, salt and ground pepper.
  2. In a bowl add cooked and drained chickpeas, diced cucumber, grated carrot, onion and cilantro and mix well.
  3. Then to this add the dressing and mix well .
  4. It is ready to serve.
Serves 2 persons.

Healthy Vegan Summer Salad

  • The ratio of the ingredients can be adjusted as per your personal taste.
  • You can also use canned garbanzo beans. Drain, rinse and use.
  • You can make the salad ahead, refrigerate and serve it chilled.


  1. colorful and healthy brunch idea

  2. Who will say no to this delicious and healthy salad

  3. I love beans salad of all sorts...will give this a try...looks perfect for summer when you do not want to stay in the kitchen for more than 5 mins :-)

  4. very very healthy and yummy salad ...

  5. love this kind of simple, refreshing n healthy salads...looks yumm!!

  6. Crunchy salad Divya akka, I make it with boiled peanuts :) Looks very delectable!!

  7. One lovely salad dear, clicks samma and love the orange plate

  8. That's so yummy & healthy salad. I love them anytime..

  9. I always make this when ever I hv leftover chana. Delicious salad.

  10. Refreshing salad..love the clicks..

  11. Perfectly healthy and tasty.

  12. with all that cruch and much veggie salads are so good

  13. colourful, healthy and crunchy salad..

  14. this one is my fav anytime..simple to make
    nice clocks divya asusual :)

  15. Looks colourful, I love with some addition of grated mango in it..Sooper

    1. Thank you Shanavi.. It is grated carrot not mango.. :)

  16. Filling salad divya...Healthy too


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