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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas & Mint

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas & Mint. This delicious version of tomato cucumber salad features the additional bright flavours of lime & mint plus the healthy addition of protein-rich chick peas.

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas & Mint.

Originally published August 2014.

Tomato cucumber salad is a summer-fresh classic side dish and this simple recipe is just that. With the addition of some protein rich chickpeas, this delicious salad can also be a complete lunch all on its own.

fresh red organic tomatoes on the vine

Summer fresh, vine ripened tomatoes are great for this recipe.

Mint is always in profusion in the small herb garden just outside my kitchen door during the summer. So. I chose some of it to add a bright fresh note to the salad.

Practically any fresh herb that you like or have on hand will do as a substitute though. Basil, chives, oregano, tarragon or oregano would all be great choices.

Stock photo of bunches of oregano

Oregano is a great substitute if you don’t like mint.

If you want to add a little salty element to the salad, especially of serving it as an easy lunch dish, a sprinkle of feta cheese when serving is also very tasty. 

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Chickpeas & Mint.

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Yield: 4 servings

Chickpea Tomato Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This delicious version of tomato cucumber salad features the additional bright flavors of lime & mint plus the healthy addition of protein-rich chick peas.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned, , low sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, , diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

For the dressing

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • zest of one lime, , finely minced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl, then prepare the dressing.
  2. To prepare the dressing, simply whisk all of the ingredients together well and pour over the salad ingredients.
  3. Toss together well and chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, tossing occasionally.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 g

Amount Per Serving Calories 221Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 0gSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 2g

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