Chickpeas Salad

The name of salad, many would run a mile, trust me i too was one among them. But, then i later learned and still learning new ways to experiment with them, so i m enjoying salads these days. This chickpea salad is one, which i make often, for the obvious reason, it is so damn easy to make. Just mix and serve. 
Chickpeas are rich in protein and fiber and also has a low glycemic index, that helps you to feel full for a longer time, so curbing cravings/hunger pangs, this helps a lot during weight-loss.

1 cup boiled chickpeas/1 tin canned chickpeas
1 medium cucumber
1 onion
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper powder
2-3 nos mint leaves,  crushed


  • If using dried chickpeas,  soak overnight,  drain water completely.  Add 1.5 cups fresh water and pressure cook with salt until soft, drain excess water completely and use for the salad. 
  • If using canned chickpeas,  drain the can-water completely,  wash the chickpeas under running water to wash off all the salt . Drain and use for the salad. 
  • Once the chickpeas are ready,  take it a wide bowl.  Add chopped cucumber,  chopped onion,  add salt,  pepper,  crushed mint leaves, toss well. Add lemon juice just before serving. Walnuts can be added for an extra crunch. 
  • If packing of lunch,  pack the seasoning separately and add just before having the salad.