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!


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


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.