Recipe

Tomato, Cucumber, and Chickpea Salad

URL: https://dev.biritemarket.com/feast/recipes/tomato-cucumber-and-chickpea-salad/
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes

Celebrate summer produce with this seasonal salad.

When tomatoes are abundant and cucumbers fat and crisp, this salad begs to be made. It’s based on a salad my mother makes, and I consider it a summer classic. This recipe is a template for multiple variations: use white beans instead of the chickpeas, cilantro instead of the basil, or whatever strikes your fancy. [Editor’s note: recipe from Sam Mogannam’s Eat Good Food]

Ingredients

1 large English cucumber

3 medium tomatoes

1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced

1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)

2 tablespoons chipped fresh dill

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 tablespoons apple cider or sherry vinegar, more as needed

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Halve the cucumber lengthwise and scoop out and discard the seeds. If the cucumber is very fat, cut it in half lengthwise again. Cut the cucumber crosswise and 1/2-inch-wide half-moons and put in a large bowl.

Core the tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges, and add to the bowl along with the onion, chickpeas, herbs, vinegar, and olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Toss to combine thoroughly.

Taste and add more salt or vinegar as needed.

Related Content

The Bi-Rite Vinaigrette

If you've been looking for an excuse to stop buying bottled salad dressing, this is it.

The Bitter End

Developed by Nate Matthison during NOPA’s early years, The Bitter End is a Bi-Rite Staff favorite. It hits all your taste sensations at different times while you drink it. It’s bitter, herbaceous, and delightfully refreshing all at once.

Winter Salad with Creamy Lemon Buttermilk Dressing, Spicy Garlic Croutons, Avocado, Pecorino, and Pomegranate

Local food writer Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella, shares her favorite way to enjoy winter chicories.

Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers, and Chile Flakes

The perfect dish made from basic pantry essentials, made on the fly when a grocery trip isn't an option.