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Chickpea and cucumber salad

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
This salad will really cut through the fat of rich dishes, such as roast lamb, perfectly.


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place in a bowl. Add the cucumber, herbs, chilli and red onion.

  2. Gently toss to combine. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper, to taste.


  • 1 x 400g/14oz tin chickpeas
  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed, chopped into 1cm/½in cubes
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves picked
  • 1 bunch parsley, leaves picked
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • salt and pepper

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