Delicious Salad Recipe with Roasted Chickpeas {Our Summer Fave!}

delicious summer salad recipe with roasted chickpeasCucumber and tomato salad recipe with crispy chickpeas, ricotta & mintSalad:

Sliced Cucumber

Halved Baby Tomatoes

Crispy Chickpeas (recipe below)

Fresh Ricotta

Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped

Lemon Juice

Olive Oil

Ground Pepper

Instructions for 1 salad:

Combine Cucumbers, tomatoes and chickpeas. Top with a spoonful of fresh ricotta, 2 chopped mint leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, a splash of lemon, and some fresh ground pepper.

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas:

Toss cooked (canned works great!) chickpeas with olive oil and spices of choice (my favorite is cumin, garlic powder, and sea salt). Cook in a 400 degree oven until golden and crispy. Let cool.


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  1. Just found your lovely blog. This salad sounds delicious, just right for the weekend! Beccy
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  2. This really is the perfect summer salad! I love chickpeas in salad! And, mint is one of my favorite additions to any summer dish.
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  3. Artwork is dear! Pretty cukes and tomatoes on the white field–and I think I’m about to make this salad.

  4. Sounds delicious, I have quite a bit of basil so I think I will substitue basil for the mint!

  5. Sounds delicious, I have quite a bit of fresh basil so I think I will substitue basil for the mint!

  6. Rosemary says:

    The entire recipe, from ingredients to the artwork, is beautiful. I am going to print, in a high-quality font (!) and make this tonight. The recipe will go in a new binder…fun!

  7. Roasted chickpeas! Thanks, Melissa – you introduced me to something new. I’ll try it this week.

  8. What a pretty illustration ! Could even make me think of preparing the salad, although I don’t like chickpeas!! :-)

  9. Made this lite super delicious salad as a main dish, and served it with crusty bread. My husband loved it , will make it again soon!!!

  10. Yes, yes, and yes, please. This has my name all over it. And I will be making it before the weekend is over. THANK YOU!
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  11. Yum, this looks so good! I use roasted chickpeas in a quinoa veggie casserole and they are so delicious. Roasting and spices make them so much better than their normal selves! :) Thanks for the recipe– will be making this during the week.

  12. Love that hand written recipe image! Isn’t that the way all recipes should be written? Just lovely.
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  13. Sounds lovely. Will have to try this on the w/e!

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