Roasted Chickpeas and Cucumber Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by JuleeM13

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.

Top Review by jmbrown55

This is a delicious salad and one even my husband enjoyed. That's saying a lot! It is refreshing and a great compliment to any entree or as a meal on it's own. I make a batch for myself for my brown bag lunch. I've made it at least 4 times in the last 3 months since first finding it on food.com. I highly recommend it. I've followed the recipe to a "T". The mint is adds a great touch.

Ingredients Nutrition

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.

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