Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Mojito-Style Chickpea Salad

3 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 4 Comments

One of my most popular recipes on GreenLiteBites is something I literally whipped up in minutes. I never expected it to be pinned almost half a million times.


The idea is a simple Chickpea and Tomato Salad that uses a quick homemade dressing and some fresh basil.  It’s my go-to when I have to bring a dish for a summer party.

I love chickpeas — they are so easy and versatile.  By using them as the base of a salad instead of just a topper, you get a good balance of fiber and protein. A winning combo for a light dish, it helps with fullness in my opinion.

Chickpea Salad Mojito Style They are also very easy to work with. Add a veggie or two, flavor with a simple dressing, and you’re done.

Yesterday I took inspiration from the mojito (a favorite drink of mine) and the result was one of the freshest, most satisfying salads I’ve ever eaten. The cucumber with the mint was an amazing combo!

Here’s what I did.

  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, packed
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large seedless English cucumber, chopped

Whisk the lime juice, honey and salt together.

Add the mint and smash with a wooden spoon to release the oils and help flavor the dressing.

I have a small pot with mint. It one of my favorite herbs to grow because it just comes back every year!

I have a small pot with mint. It one of my favorite herbs to grow because it just comes back every year!

Add the chickpeas and cucumber and toss.

Eat immediately or let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. I just finished the leftovers and it tastes even fresher the next day! The mint leaves do wilt a bit.

This is 2 cups.

This is 2 cups.

I measured out about 4 cups in the final dish so I’ll base nutritional information on that although I can see this being a meal or a side dish depending on the situation. Last night I had about 1/4 cup on the side with dinner and today I ate about 2 cups for a quick meal.

Oh! I should add both kids didn’t like it. They’re crazy. It was amazing!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About 1 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
105 1g 3g old: 1.5 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 0g 24g 5g

See other recipes using: Chickpeas, cucumber, honey, lime juice, mint

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    Kim | Making 40 Fantastic

    June 12, 2013

    This looks like a great summer side/salad.... I have a ton of mint growing in my herb garden and anxious to use it in this. At 3 WW Pts, it's a great pairing for a light dinner when I'm conserving points.


    June 12, 2013

    Mmmmm, you had me at mojito :-) This looks incredibly delicious for the warm summer months. Can't wait to try it!

    Donna Lanting

    June 13, 2013

    Wow! I love this nutritious recipe. My family loves recipe with chickpeas. I wish the kids will also like it. Anyway, thanks for sharing! :-)


    June 13, 2013

    I love mint based dressings in summer - so refreshing!