Cucumber, Tomato and Chickpea Salad


Cumcumber Tomato and Garbanzo Bean Salad
This salad makes a regular appearance at my house. It looks very summery but I serve it all year long, assuming I can get decent tomatoes.

It’s almost not even a recipe because there is nothing to putting it together. Some light chopping, opening a can and pouring the seasoned rice vinegar over the top. But it’s so delicious, so flavorful. In fact, this would be enough for me to call it a meal. However, I have a husband who claims it’s not a meal without meat. So yeah.

I always have these ingredients in my house. I often run out of lettuce but these ingredients are around…always. 

Cumcumber Tomato and Garbanzo Bean Salad rice vinegar
The seasoned rice vinegar is the key (not the regular). It’s the perfect dressing and it’s so low in calories compared to salad dressing. No oil is needed either. Give it 15 minutes to marinate and you are done. I won’t tell you how good it is with crusty garlic bread.

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Cucumber, Tomato and Chickpea Salad

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 English cucumber (this is the one without the seeds), chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chilled seasoned rice vinegar (more or less if needed)
  • freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl gently toss together tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and chickpeas with seasoned rice vinegar. Let sit for 15 minutes to marinate, stirring a couple of times. Season with pepper and serve.
  • Serving size: 4
  • Calories: 181 per serving
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 8
Cumcumber Tomato and Garbanzo Bean Salad serves 4
 Make this and tell me what you think. I know it will become a staple in your house too.

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20 Comments and 11 Replies

  1. Katie 1

    this sounds amazing! I make a cucumber/tomato salad on a weekly basis–must give this a try!

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  2. Mira 3

    What brand of seasoned rice vinegar do you use/recommend?

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  3. I love how simple this recipe is but the flavors sound awesome. Totally how I like to eat!

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  4. Debbie Gates 7

    I love this salad, but I didn’t have any rice vinegar so I used white balsamic, it’s a little on the sweet side and it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Cathy 8

      Interesting. When you get the chance try it with the seasoned rice vinegar, it’s a whole other flavor.

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  5. Oh I pinned this! It will great for summer parties!

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    • Cathy 10

      Thanks!

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    • Nancy 11

      how do you get to read the recipes or anything on Pintrest. I love it but can’t get the recipes! All I see are pics!!! Thanks for your help. I’m old and computers aren’t my thing!!!!

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      • Cathy 12

        Hi Nancy-

        Pinterest does not have recipes, only pictures. Click on the picture and it takes you to the site that has the recipe.

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  6. I simply must make this. It looks appetizing and easy to make.

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  7. Melanie Boone 15

    I made this last night and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent recipe..

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  8. Made this today!!!! It was soooo yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Mauvette Bailey 17

    I make this too, but with a variation. I use balalmic vineger, then I add fresh basil and fresh mozzerella chunks.

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  10. Marion 18

    I just made this and it was delicious. I went last night to get seasoned rice vinegar since I only had the regular and was quite surprised at the range of choices for seasoned vinegar. Clearly i’ve not bought rice vinegar in a while! I got the original and just splashed it on since I only chopped up enough ingredients for me. I’ll make this again for sure (got to use up all this seasoned vinegar after all 😉

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  11. I made this salad tonight and it was really good! It was easy to assemble and very filling. I made a couple of changes for personal taste – added a strip of crumbled bacon and served it with Chipotle Ranch Dressing. I think next time I’ll add a row of diced avocado.

    My husband really liked it too, he said it was nice not to have lettuce in the salad.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    CB

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  12. Anne 20

    Do you drain and rinse the chickpeas

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  13. Joan in VA 22

    Sounds almost good. All but the chickpeas. To me a chickpea tastes exactly like I think cardboard should taste. However, I think I will try it with Cannellini beans (white kidney beans)

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  14. Lori E 23

    I just moved and when packing up my pantry realized I have 6 cans of chick peas. Really? How did this happen? Anyway now I know what to make to start using them up….. now what do you have for the 2 cans of figs that I had to have because I had never seen canned figs before but have no idea of what to do with them?

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  15. Linda R 25

    so … I had to look up seasoned rice vinegar to find out exactly what was in there compared to the regular rice vinegar … and low and behold found a recipe to make your own at finecooking.com Here’s the recipe and the link. “Make your own seasoned rice vinegar
    If you already have some plain rice vinegar in the pantry and would rather not buy a separate bottle of seasoned vinegar, just combine 1/4 cup of the plain rice vinegar with 4 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.”

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    • Krista 26

      Thanks, Linda! I already went shopping and only have the plain rice vinegar and its 102 degrees here and I’m NOT going back to the store!!

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  16. Jeannine 28

    Great!! Just added sliced radishes also and used less than a cup of the rice vinegar .

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  17. lynn 29

    Looks delicious . I would also add some Kalmata olives & Feta cheese . YUM!

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  18. Ann Docherty 30

    I cannot believe how delicious and simple this salad is! I cannot stop eating it. (I also added avocado). Thanks for sharing!

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  19. daniela 31

    How can it be low calories with all that sugar. 😳

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