Chickpea, Cucumber & Fresh Herb Salad

Here is a quick, easy salad recipe recommended by a former summer student, Laura. It’s perfect for a potluck or light summer lunch. When Laura makes this, she substitutes whatever herbs she has on hand.

Here’s a link to the original recipe.

Chickpea, Cucumber & Fresh Herb Salad


  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup celery finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cup cucumber finely diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup basil finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel or sea salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients, mix well, and serve.