Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe

Avocado with a Greek style dressing, light and perfect for the hot summer days...
 for me it's great anytime of the year!

1 medium sized cucumber sliced in chunks seeds removed with a spoon
1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
1 can garbanzo beans 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

In a medium size bowl add the chickpeas, cucumber, avocado, tomatoes and olives. 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. Pour over the top of the vegetable mixture. Top with cheese of choice. Serve cold. This taste better when refrigerated at least three hours to blend flavors... That's if you can wait!
Really, this is one of my very favorites. Of course in the heat in Florida it will surely satisfy and with all fresh healthy ingredients. For all you dieters, skip the cheese, it's still fabulous!



15 comments:

Federica said...

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

Amelia said...

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

Have a nice day, regards.

Greg said...

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

Lizzy said...

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

Mother Rimmy said...

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

Rachelle said...

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

Elisabeth said...

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~

mellissina2 said...

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

Ruth Martins said...

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

Pam said...

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

Reeni said...

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

Mary said...

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

Kathy said...

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

Christine's Pantry said...

Amazing! Will have to try this Bookmarked.

Becky said...

Claudia,

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