Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Peppers

Platter with a mixture of vegetables and chickpeas by 2sistersrecipes.com

Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Peppers is an easy salad made with chickpeas, chopped cucumbers, red bell peppers, baby spinach, fresh basil, and tossed with a zesty vinaigrette.  No cooking involved, this chickpea salad is not only vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, it makes a delicious tasting salad to serve as a side dish all season long.

 

The back story to our Chickpea Salad…

My daughter Lizzy loves Chickpea Salad and always orders one at her favorite health food store every time she’s in New York.  She always begs me to make it for her all the time!

So when I decided to finally recreate this salad for her, the outcome turned out surprisingly AMAZING!

A close-up photo of the salad. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are wonderful to keep in your kitchen pantry as a staple.  

Other than making hummus, chickpeas which are high in protein, are wonderful to add some texture and flavor to a variety of salads.

Many salads include them, like our string beans and chickpeas salad, and our easy Mediterranean bean salad just to name a few.

And this salad is loaded with them, along with fresh vegetables! 

Loaded with nutrients …What could be better?

Chickpea Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com

How to Make our Chickpea Salad? (*full recipe card on the bottom!)

For this easy recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 ( 15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 small Persian cucumbers – cut into quarters
  • a handful of fresh baby spinach – chopped
  • 5 fresh basil leaves – chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper – diced into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Toss all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill before serving!

Quick Notes and Tips…

1. Fresh bell peppers along with fresh cucumbers not only add flavors but also add a “nice crunch” to this chickpea salad.

2. Plus, I love adding fresh basil to salads and especially in this one.  It adds a refreshing flavor that is appealing to the palate and it’s perfect in my chickpea salad, so don’t leave it out.

3. This salad is an ideal salad to make ahead a few hours before serving.

4. Perfect to serve for any brunch, picnic, potluck and even barbecues.

This Chickpea Salad is colorful, flavorful and will stay fresh up to 3 days in the refrigerator.  

You can serve as a side or maybe as an appetizer while you are preparing dinner.  It’s definitely a unique salad, and a healthy one for sure!  

Best served chilled.  Try this recipe!  It’s a keeper!

You may also want to try our String Beans and Chickpeas Salad as well!

ENJOY!!

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Chickpea Salad by 2sistersrecipes.com
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Chickpea Salad

Platter with a mixture of vegetables and chickpeas by 2sistersrecipes.com

Chickpea Salad is easily made with chopped mini cucumbers, red bell pepper, baby spinach, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and seasonings. A wonderful summer salad to serve as a side dish and one that is a super easy delicious tasting, and refreshing every time.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ( 15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 small Persian cucumbers - cut into quarters
  • a handful of fresh baby spinach - chopped
  • 5 fresh basil leaves - chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper - diced into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place rinsed chickpeas in a medium-size bowl. Toss in chopped cucumbers, baby spinach, basil leaves, and red bell pepper.
  2. Drizzle in extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Toss to combine.
  3. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Here is where you can add in more balsamic vinegar to your liking.
  4. Transfer to a serving salad bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Best served chilled
  5. Yields: 4 to 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30

 

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xo Anna and Liz                          

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