An extremely simple and quick spring salad is the Chickpea Radish and Cucumber crunchy salad to enjoy next to anything. This Vegan salad is a plant-based protein with a fresh and light taste.
Chickpeas, radish, and cucumbers – just three ingredients tossed in olive oil and served on a beautiful platter, and nothing else matters. Those colours simply invite you to try them. A simple spring salad with the freshest veggies is all you need next to a hearty meal. Salads and again salads!
I adore salads, and that bright and beautiful colours look fantastic on my plate. Bursting flavours and aromas in one bite, I assure you will find that salad interesting, delicious, and healthy.
Healthy eating is not just a habit; it is a lifestyle. As I have mentioned in some of my posts, on Wednesdays and Fridays, we don’t eat meat or try to have meatless days. So, such healthy and satisfying salads are always welcomed on my table. Chickpea is high in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fibres, with many other health benefits. It is one of the frequently found ingredients on vegan diets or any other vegetarian diets. Even though it is a high-protein, it has fewer calories and is very satisfying. So, crunchy raw veggies like radish and cucumbers nicely pair with canned chickpeas. You can also check my old radish salad recipe here and the radish avocado salad recipe.
It is a cheap recipe but truly flavourful and delicious. Chickpeas are satisfying, while veggies add light and aromatic texture. An outstanding and pleasant balance of a healthy/raw veggie salad with chickpeas.
What do Chickpeas go well with?
Chickpea is a great bean that pairs great with many other ingredients. It is great in sandwiches, salads, soups, and even pizzas. For example, it tastes great next to the following ingredients:
- Any raw veggies
- In salads
- In sauces
Are canned chickpeas healthy?
The most frequently used chickpeas are canned ones and significantly preserves health and good nutrients. Canned chickpeas make one of the best-tasting hummus that I simply adore. You can check my classic Lebanese hummus recipe here.
Do I need to wash canned chickpeas?
The most frequent question in my house is: have I washed chickpeas or rinsed canned chickpeas?
The answer is simple, NO!
Many of you may find that canned chickpeas should be rinsed in cold water. It is a matter of question; however, I never rinse them. I try to buy the best quality canned chickpeas, drain the water and use as they are. But, you can use the method you are used to.
Are chickpeas Keto?
No, chickpeas are carbohydrates, and they can not be used on keto diets.
How to make Vegan Chickpeas Raddish Salad?
Spring is all about fresh and firm veggies, colours, light flavours and delicious meals. I adore spring and all its harvest. This vegan chickpeas radish salad is simple and quick to make, healthy and beneficial to eat.
All you need is some fresh radishes, cucumber, green leaves, some dill or parsley, and one canned chickpea. All tossed in olive oil and seasoning.
Have you caught an eye on this recipe?
Take a large cutting board and start cutting rounds radish, cucumber, chop parsley, and dill and add drained chickpeas. Pour some olive oil and add seasoning to taste. Take a platter and nicely arrange the salad. Fork in and enjoy a bite of healthiness, colours, and flavours.
Nothing screams more spring feelings and mood than this simple vegan chickpea salad made with radish and cucumber.
For note: you can add some squeezed lemon juice for more acidity and one minced clove of garlic for a more intense aroma.
Can you make this salad ahead?
You can make this salad and leave it overnight without dressing it. Nonetheless, this is not the case as it assembles in 7 minutes.
Spring Vegan Chickpea Salad with Radish
- Large cutting board
- 1 cup canned chickpeas
- 1 cucumber
- 4 radishes
- 1/2 cup dill and parsley
- green leaves
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- lemon juice
- Take a large cutting board and start cutting rounds radish, cucumber, chop parsley, and dill and add drained chickpeas.
- Pour some olive oil and add seasoning to taste.
- Take a platter and nicely arrange the salad. Fork in and enjoy a bite of healthiness, colours, and flavours.