53 Reviews

What a great summer salad!!! So light and refreshing. A great make-ahead dish when you are having a crowd over. Everyone loved the combination of ingredients. I especially liked the garbanzo beans mixed in with the cucumbers! I have made a copy of this to put in my "keeper" recipe notebook. Thank you so much for sharing this great salad. :-)

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Merlot September 02, 2002

Quite good, I only wished I'd made more! Next time, I think I'll add some fresh tomatoes.

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jimsgirl73 July 19, 2010

LOVED this! It was a perfect lunch along with a small cup of yogurt. I made three changes: first I skipped the olives (just not a big fan) and secondly I used a total of 2 cukes just b/c I had them. Lastly, I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It was great! Plenty of dressing for the larger salad. Thanks for sharing!

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LillyZackMom September 03, 2008

Very good salad. Just a couple of minor changes. Olive oil for me, 1 1/2 cans of beans (only because I love beans), but that certainly didn't change the flavor. And last, 1 tablespoon (or just shy of that) fresh basil along with the parsley. I chilled mine for just a hour or so before serving. Tasted great. Thx for a nice easy salad. Kim

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SarasotaCook June 29, 2010

This is a great salad. My mom, who rarely gives compliments, said it was the best vegetable salad she's ever had. I've made it twice already since discovering the recipe last week and can tell it's definitely a keeper. The combination of cucumber, parsley and the red wine vinegar dressing are very refreshing. I wouldn't recommend substituting a milder onion--the red onion adds so much flavor. I also added halved grape tomatoes and avocado (the avocado gets a little soft if you aren't serving it immediately, though). Allow a little extra time for chopping the vegetables--a heavy knife works great for the parsley.

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eliewriter June 06, 2010

Love this recipe. Noting more needs to be said. It's delicious!

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Rockc A. July 04, 2016

I made one substantive change (perhaps, under the circumstances, I shouldn't be writing a review, because it is rather a different salad): I'm not a big fan of olives, so I quartered an orange bell pepper and thinly sliced it into the salad instead. Turned out delicious -- and what a lovely dressing!

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l'ecole September 26, 2015

This was so yummy! I used Cider Vinegar & peanut oil instead.

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Sica December 03, 2014

Holy crap this was DELICIOUS!!!

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AmandaWoody August 07, 2014

I am working on summer salads and this was a tasty and easy salad. I only used 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/'2 tsp of sugar to lighten it up just a bit. I think oregano could be good in this salad, also.

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MollyJ June 10, 2014
Cucumber and Garbanzo Bean Salad