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Greek Cucumber Salad With Chickpeas

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This Greek Cucumber Salad With Chickpeas is an easy recipe to make any time you crave a healthy and delicious salad. Packed with Mediterranean flavors, this salad is perfect for summer picnics, parties, or just as a side dish with your favorite dishes.

Greek Cucumber salad with chickpeas in a glass salad bowl.

This recipe is part of my growing collection of salads you can find on the website, like this Roasted Beet And Arugula Salad, Bacon Potato Salad, or Sweet Potato Salad.

Easy chickpeas cucumber salad that doesn’t require any cooking

Who doesn’t love an easy salad that you can put together in no time? This Greek cucumber salad with chickpeas is what you need to bring to any party, potluck, or picnic. Or maybe you just want an easy salad any day of the week when you grill burgers, steaks, or pork chops.

We love it with grilled or pan-fried pork chops. Sometimes we just cook some sausages in the air fryer and throw them next to the salad. You can add this salad to a bed of greens, but this is not really traditional for a Greek salad.

Greek salads are easy and simple. They use basic fresh vegetables, like tomatoes, onions, cucumbers or peppers, black olives, fresh lemon juice, and good quality olive oils. Yum!

What kind of ingredients go into this salad

Ingredients for the Greek Cucumber Salad.
  • Fresh vegetables and herbs: This salad has cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, and optional fresh mint. If you want to make this salad in the winter, you can also use dried herbs. They are perfectly acceptable to flavor the salad.
  • Canned chickpeas: I am all for cooking from scratch, but there are some ingredients that I like using in cans. Beans, chickpeas, and lentils are some of the best ingredients you need to have in your pantry. Beans take time to cook, and a can of already-cooked beans is a great option for a quick meal. They can really save the day if you are out of ideas and don’t know what to make for dinner.
  • Dressing: This salad dressing is very simple but full of flavor. We like to use all kinds of salad dressings from the store, not realizing how easy it is to make your own. As Mediterranean salads are made with simple ingredients, the salad dressing is also simple. Good olive oil, lemon juice, a little bit of garlic, salt, and pepper is all you need to dress a simple salad.

How to make this salad

Step 1. Any salad starts with the vegetables that will need to be cleaned. Peel the cucumbers and chop them. Also, chop the tomatoes, olives, and herbs. Place all of them in a salad bowl.

Chopped ingredients for the salad in a bowl.

Step 2. Make the dressing. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, and sugar, and add salt and pepper to your taste. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix to coat all ingredients.

Greek Cucumber salad with chickpeas close up.

How to serve it

You could tear pieces of pita bread over the salad and serve it with pita pockets filled with falafel or leftover lamb. You can serve the salad as it is, next to your favorite grilled meats, like burgers, chicken or steaks.

The salad is best when consumed right away, but if you need to travel with it to a picnic, or a party, add the dressing only before serving.

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Greek Cucumber salad with chickpeas.

Greek Cucumber Salad With Chickpeas

This Greek Cucumber Salad With Chickpeas is an easy recipe to make any time you crave a healthy and delicious salad. Packed with Mediterranean flavors, this salad is perfect for summer picnics, parties or just as a side dish with your favorite dishes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Greek
Servings 6 servings
Calories 64 kcal


  • 1 cup cucumber peeled and diced about 1 medium-size English cucumber
  • 4 Roma tomatoes chopped or other tomatoes your like
  • 1 can chickpeas 16ounces, drained&rinsed
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 bunch coarsely chopped parsley about 1/4 cup
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • Optional toss in: Torn pieces of pita bread or crumbled Feta cheese

Whisk together:

  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic about 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Wash, peel and chop the cucumber. Place it in a medium salad bowl.
  • Chop the tomatoes and add them to the bowl.
  • Open a can of chickpeas, drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add them to the bowl.
  • Remove the stones from the olives, chop and add them to the bowl.
  • Chop the parsley and fresh mint and add them as well.
  • Optional, toss pieces of pita bread and throw them in the bowl. You can add Feta cheese, if you like it.
  • Separately, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, sugar, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix gently to coat all ingredients.


  1. The can of chickpeas can be replaced with a can of beans.
  2. Serve this salad with pita bread, falafel, leftover lamb or other grilled meats.
  3. Pita bread and the fresh mint are optional.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Recipe Rating


Monday 27th of May 2024

I've been looking for this recipe ever since I had this salad at a Greek restaurant. It was very easy to make and I love the dressing, will use it in other salads as well. The mint leaves added a unique, subtle flavor. Excellent recipe, thank you Gabriela!


Monday 27th of May 2024

This is a very easy and great salad recipe for summer. I bet it is great for a picnic, but I would make it for dinner or lunch too, next to some protein.