This Chickpea Corn Salad is loaded with delicious fresh ingredients. The flavors from roasted pecans, cilantro, and feta leaves everyone wanting more.
I cooked up a batch of dry chickpeas last week again to make some more roasted chickpeas for our camping trip. I had a few cups left over so I decided to make up another salad with some other fresh ingredients that I had in the refrigerator and pantry.
It’s fun, and actually easy, to use simple ingredients to create something so incredibly flavorful and a little unexpected. My husband was in shock how great this Chickpea Corn Salad turned out.
I love cilantro. I love feta. I love roasted pecans. Mixed with the chickpeas, corn and a little cucumber for more crunch and wow….so fabulous ! Now I have something amazing to eat for lunch this week 🙂
I have a little tip for roasting pecans quick. I put them on a paper towel and microwave them for 1 minute. Then toss them and microwave for another minute. Then let them cool before chopping them. They turn out so yummy.
Ingredients for Chickpea Corn Salad
2 cups drained and rinsed canned chickpeas or cooked dried chickpeas
2 cups of corn
1 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
3 TBSP olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. toasted pecans, chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Chickpea Corn Salad
In a large bowl mix corn, chickpeas, cucumber, and pecans.
Mix in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and cilantro
Toss in feta cheese.
Chill until ready to serve.
Chickpea Corn Salad
- 2 cups drained and rinsed canned chickpeas or cooked dried chickpeas
- 2 cups of corn
- 1 cup cucumber seeded and diced
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 c. toasted pecans chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl mix corn, chickpeas, cucumber, and pecans.
- Mix in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and cilantro
- Toss in feta cheese.
- Chill until ready to serve.
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