Chickpea Salad With Cumin and Lemon

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  • Cut each pita bread in 8 slices. Put slices on a baking sheet and cook under the preheated grill 1 to 2 minutes or until crispy. In a large bowl, with a whisk, mix lemon juice, oil, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, green onions, nuts and mint. Stir.
  • Put 2 lettuce leaves on each bowl (4 bowls) and distribute chickpea salad. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve with pita slices.

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  1. What a delightful salad! I love chickpeas but am not a big fan of cumin; however, the spices were balances perfectly in this. I used a regular cucumber, tomatoes, and light green peppers that were all straight from the farm. The mint, walnuts, and feta really boosted this up, I think. I doubled the recipe and my DBF will be taking this to work for lunch all weeklong! Made by a Tasty Tester for ZWT9.
  2. Delicious! I loved the combination of spices. I used a regular cucumber which was peeled and seeded prior to chopping. The salad was made a few hours before serving and refrigerated. The flavors blended beautifully. Made for ZWT9.
  3. Really yummy. I swapped zucchini for the cucumber because I like it a lot more, lol. The only other change was that I used a yellow pepper because I didn't have a green one. It's easy, very tasty and healthy. That combination equals a winning recipe in my book.
  4. This sure is pretty to look at!!! I let the mixture marinate at room temperature for about 2 hours prior to serving and it still was a bit bland for my taste. I added some extra salt, some red wine vinegar and some Greek Seasoning to kick it up a bit. Used this in a wrap with some lettuce. Nice lunch!
  5. My son, who LOVES cumin wanted me to try this dish. Im not a fan of cumin as a prevailing flavor, but I didn't feel the cumin dominated this salad at all. It was just right. This is a great salad, fast to prepare and tastes great! I also crumbled the toasted pitas right into the salad. made for ZWT6


  1. Super chickpea salad! The lemon and cumin compliment each other just right. I used fresh basil instead of mint and didn't add the feta. The toasty pitas made it fun for my DS to eat.


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