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Recipe For Chickpeas and Cucumbers

Healthy Recipe: Roasted Chickpeas and Cucumber Salad

If you're dieting and looking for filling, high-fiber, low-fat fat foods, then the simple chickpea is a dream food come true. These beans have been shown to help dieters stay on track and avoid unhealthy snacks. Inspired by this news, I created a simple side dish featuring roasted chickpeas, because I think they taste so much better that way. This salad makes a perfect side dish or a light lunch.

Cucumber and Roasted Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, well rinsed
4 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 medium-sized English cucumber
2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
3 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
juice of one lemon, about 2 tablespoons
3 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chickpeas in a shallow roasting dish and cover with olive oil. Place unpeeled garlic cloves at edge of pan. Roast for 30 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Chop cucumber into quarter-inch-thick disks. Then quarter the disks. Place in medium size bowl and set aside.
  3. Whisk remaining teaspoon of oil with mint. Pour over cucumbers.
  4. Place peeled roasted garlic in a small bowl and combine with lemon juice. Mix well. Add Greek yogurt and whisk together well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. When chickpeas are cool, add to dressed cucumbers.
  6. Divide cucumber-chickpea mixture evenly onto four plates and spoon yogurt dressing over the mixture. Serve with toasted whole wheat pita bread.

Serves 4.

Calories: 174, Protein 6.7 g, Fat 3.6 g, Fiber 5.9 g, Sodium 330 mg, Carbs 29.9 g

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Nicole-Perry Nicole-Perry 1 year

Wow, this sounds amazing, healthy, and SO perfect for Summer!

Sweet-Kirstin Sweet-Kirstin 5 years
I have always loved chickpeas and cucumber salad. Great recipe! :heart: :DROOL: :feedme: sweetkirstin
Sweet-Kirstin Sweet-Kirstin 5 years
I have always loved chickpeas and cucumber salad. Great recipe! :heart: :DROOL: :feedme:sweetkirstin
BellaVida12 BellaVida12 5 years
i've never tried chickpeas, but i am curious
Spectra Spectra 5 years
Ooh, yum. I love chickpeas and I'm always looking for new ways to eat them!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
This looks delicious.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
This looks delicious.
zeze zeze 5 years
YUM! I really, really want this, right now! Just a tip though, I would quarter the cucumber first then cut into the disks, so its already quartered for you, the other way seems like ti would take forever!
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
I forgot to mention salt and pepper too :) I really hope you like it. I made some today and stuck it in the fridge for tomorrow. It has lots of fiber, protein, iron, and folate.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
This recipe looks quite yummy. I look forward to trying this sometime soon. @ Danakscully64: The mix you mentioned also sounds delicious. Sometimes I crave a tuna sandwich but since I do not want to actually eat tuna, an alternative is needed. Your idea should be great to try.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
Sounds good!
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Sounds yummy! My favorite way to eat Chickpeas is either in hummus or in Mock Tuna. For Mock Tuna, all you do is mash them up really good (or put them in a food processor), mix them with mayo (or Vegenaise), a little bit of mustard, and some relish. I like to eat that on salad or between toasted bread. It tastes like a mix between tuna and egg salad. Nom nom nom.
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