Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Salads are not only super healthy but majorly delicious, especially if you use a wide variety of ingredients. This Chickpea Cucumber Salad certainly has variety and lots of deliciousness!

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Salt to taste

1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber

1 1/2 cups sliced grape tomatoes

1/4 cup sliced white onion

1/4 cup minced cilantro

Additional lemon juice and olive oil for serving

Instructions:

Heat large skillet over medium heat. Add extra virgin olive oil. Add chickpeas, and cumin and stir well. Cook chickpeas until warm and they begin to pop and turn a golden color. (You want the chickpeas to be golden but not overly crisp.) Add lemon zest, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl. Add the warm chickpeas and stir until well combined. Serve with extra lemon juice and olive oil.

 

 

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