Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad is an addicting bowl of wonderful versatile ingredients that is delicious any time of the year.


If you're a fan of avocado, chickpea, and feta cheese, this salad is calling your name and even though fresh is best you can improvise with winter vegetable additions during the cooler months.


This salad has so many possibilities to add or change just the way you want to eat it with a list of many suggestions below.


Did you know avocado contain more potassium than bananas, loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids,fiber,can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels?


So not only is this a delicious salad it's also perfect for weight watchers, keeping you healthy and eating good calories that will satisfy any time of the day guilt-free.


Scroll down to the recipe card for the suggestions and dressing recipe we love in this fresh healthy salad!




this is a healthy avocado greek salad with feta, olives avocado, tomato and chickpeas






Fresh is Best



Avocado with a Greek-style dressing, light and perfect for the hot summer days.


Feel free to leave out what you're not a fan of and use this list below as a guideline.


If you're watching carbs, use pork rinds or healthy almonds if you need some crunchy toppings.


Also, try my Tex Mex style Avocado Black Bean and Corn Salad to use in your lettuce wraps or my Taco Salad Bowl!



chopped fresh vegetables made into a Greek salad with feta cheese


Ingredients You Will Need

  • cucumber sliced in chunks seeds removed with a spoon
  • grape tomatoes sliced in half or any tomatoes cut up 
  • garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained
  • avocado peeled and sliced in wedges
  • sliced kalamata olives
  • freshly chopped parsley
  • chopped mint leaves (optional)
  • oregano, garlic powder salt, and pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • lime juice
  • lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • mozzarella or feta cheese



these are chopped fresh radishes, cucumbers and carrots


You may also like some of these delicious salads I make:




Roasted Beet Salad

Fancy Salad Greens with Goat Cheese


Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad




this is a chickpeas avocado salad




Other Optional Additions

  1. diced hot, sweet, jalapeno peppers
  2. any kind of olives
  3. cubed cheddar cheese
  4. diced celery
  5. carrots
  6. snap peas
  7. julienned broccoli
  8. boiled or roasted butternut squash
  9. arugula
  10. spinach leaves
  11. cabbage thin sliced
  12. chopped asparagus
  13. chopped cauliflower
  14. Vidalia onions sliced
  15. fresh garlic slices
  16. dill weed chopped
  17. heart of palm
  18. artichoke hearts
  19. diced fresh zucchini
  20. black beans 
  21. freshly cooked corn off the cob
  22. sliced radishes
  23. pork rinds instead of croutons
  24. craisins, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds, roasted almonds 
  25. dill weed, mint, fresh oregano, fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh thyme
  26. slices of hard-boiled eggs
  27. for those not watching calories or weight feel free to add crispy bacon or pepperoni (for those who want meat)


I love summer and this shouts summer all year long to keep healthy alive all winter long!


This fresh salad is bursting with flavors, fresh herbs, and all-natural ingredients.


Avocado chickpea salad with cucumber, tomato with this delicious homemade dressing is addicting.


Healthy never tasted so good.


Enjoy this healthy salad all year long and add whatever you love to it!


this is a medley of vegetables, avocado with fresh lime



Don't forget to keep that summer body healthy and hydrated!



Avocado Bean Salad


Watermelon Basil Salad


Tuscan Panzanella Salad






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this is a pin to make a healthy avocado tomato salad



Healthy Never Taste So Good



Seriously if you're looking for flavor and a salad that's not boring this is it!


Plus with all my healthy suggestions you can change it up on a daily basis and never tire of the same ole same ole.


This is my go-to salad to shed pounds off during the wintertime and I stick to it because it's so delicious.


Mix and match this the way you want, and one other tip, I dip into my dressing and not saturate it so fewer calories!



Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinTotal time: 15 Min
This is a delicious salad made with avocado, chickpeas, tomatoes olives and cheese. It's light, healthy and the perfect salad any time of the year!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized cucumber sliced in chunks seeds removed with a spoon
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced in wedges
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon each oregano, garlic powder salt and pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped mozzarella or 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • Optional Suggestions to Change it up!
  • diced hot, sweet, jalapeno peppers
  • any kind of olives
  • cubed cheddar cheese
  • diced celery
  • carrots
  • snap peas
  • julienned broccoli
  • arugula
  • spinach leaves
  • cabbage thin sliced
  • chopped asparagus
  • chopped cauliflower
  • Vidalia onions sliced
  • fresh garlic slices
  • dill weed chopped
  • heart of palm
  • artichoke hearts
  • diced fresh zucchini
  • black beans
  • freshly cooked corn off the cob
  • sliced radishes
  • pork rinds instead of croutons
  • craisins, raisins, walnuts, sunflower seeds, roasted almonds
  • dill weed, mint, fresh oregano, fresh basil, fresh parsley, fresh thyme
  • slices of hard-boiled eggs
  • for those not watching calories or weight feel free to add crispy bacon or pepperoni (for those who want meat)

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size bowl add the chickpeas, cucumber, avocado, tomatoes, and olives. 
  2. Mix together adding parsley. In another small bowl mix the dressing, add the lemon juice, fresh lime juice, olive oil, spices, and herbs adding a pinch of cayenne pepper. 
  3. Pour over the top of the vegetable mixture. Top with cheese of choice. Serve cold.
  4. This tastes better when refrigerated for at least three hours to blend flavors... That's if you can wait!
  5. Some other homemade salad dressings you may like:
  6. Thousand Island
  7. Buttermilk Blue Cheese
  8. Ranch
  9. Greek
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Old Fashioned Chicken Soup
Chickpea Florentine Soup
Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Ham, Cabbage and Bean Soup







18 comments

  1. What a wonderful salad, so fresh, healthy and colorful. Bye, have a great day

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  2. Hi, love your salad and the combination look great. Very healthy salad. :)

    Have a nice day, regards.

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  3. This salad is colorful and very healthy. Makes you want to dive right in and take a big spoonful.

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  4. We're going to hit 100º on Thursday...and this is what I want for dinner! Cool, healthy and delish!

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  5. Lovely, healthy salad. Who doesn't love avocado.

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  6. YUM! Wish I had an avocado on hand right now.

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  7. You got a winner here, my dear friend!
    I'll take this colorful fresh, and super delicious salad right now...this time with feta, and next time with fresh mozzarella! Not too far from Greek or Italian style. I think the cheese is what sets them apart~

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  8. Köszönöm a receptet nagyon tetszik, elmentettem!Holnap elkészítem!!!

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  9. A great salad indeed and so healthy and balanced! Love the addition of the cayenne pepper for extra flavour!

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  10. This sounds really good! I love garbanzo beans so will have to try it! Have a good evening!

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  11. All of my favorites in one colorful, healthy, delicious bowl!

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  12. What a lovely summer salad. I know my family would love this dish. I'm thinking it would be a nice addition to our holiday barbecue. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  13. Claudia, This salad is wonderful looking and sounds so delicious! Perfect for the summer!

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  14. Amazing! Will have to try this Bookmarked.

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  15. Claudia,

    Your salad make me want to jump in the bowl now, and start eating it. gorgeous colors and Pic. Pinning

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  16. I am always looking for new ways to use garbanzo beans! And, I love your combo w/avocado! I mean talk about healthy! Fabulous, my sweet luv!! I wanna come sit at your table annneeetime!! xo

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  17. All the ingredients in the salad taste really good together. I have all the ingredients, will definitely make it! There is always something good on this blog, Claudia, thank you for sharing!

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  18. Love this salad! It's a complete meal with lots of protein and all my favorite salad ingredients!

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