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Greek-Style Chickpea and Cucumber Salad
I love chickpea salad in all Greek eateries. I always made it at home, used best ingredients possible, even cooked chickpeas at home instead of canned chickpeas but salad never tasted the same until I found the secret ingredient that takes greek chickpea salad to a whole new level. It makes it aromatic and adds a special touch of taste, really earthy and divine, almost like you eating in a greek fine dinner.

No more guesses, highly likely you already know it, it is just I never used my mind enough. That special ingredient is Oregano, a wonder herb that makes all difference between a plain chickpea salad and a Greek chickpea salad.

Of course, feta, cucumbers have their special integral place but oregano is my secret key weapon to enjoy greek style food at home.

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Greek-Style Chickpea and Cucumber Salad

Greek-Style Chickpea and Cucumber Salad
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Chickpeas  (Boiled or Precooked Chickpeas)
  • 1 tsp Oregano  
  • 1/2 Cucumber  
  • 1 Tomatoes  
  • 1/2 Red Onion  
  • 1/2 Cup Olives  (black or green olives)
  • Salt and Black Pepper  (as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon  (lemon juice)
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil  
  • 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese  

Directions

  • Step for Recipe - Greek-Style Chickpea and Cucumber Salad
    1. Slice red onion into half moons. Pit and slice olives (if not using pre-sliced) Dice tomato and cucumber into bite size pieces.
  • Step for Recipe - Greek-Style Chickpea and Cucumber Salad
    2. In large bowl, add lemon juice, oregano and olive oil. Whisk well to make emulsion. Season with salt and pepper. Add cooked and rinsed chickpeas, all veggies. Combine well.
  • Step for Recipe - Greek-Style Chickpea and Cucumber Salad
    3. Transfer the contents to serving platter. Top it with small chunks of feta. Serve with side of pita chips and lemon wedges for some extra splash. Enjoy!!

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