Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad

By Maria Lichty

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Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad-this fresh and simple salad is made with cucumber, chickpeas, pita chips, feta cheese, dill, and a light lemon dressing. 

Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad Recipe

I usually don’t make a recipe more than once or twice because I am always creating new recipes for the blog and I like to try new things. This drives Josh crazy sometimes because he doesn’t mind eating the same thing over and over. When he requests his favorites, I usually say no because I have a new recipe to try:) Don’t worry, if it is his birthday or Father’s Day I let him pick. See, I am nice…sometimes:)

I made this Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad last week and I have already made it THREE times. I am breaking my own rule! I can’t help it, it is so good!

Josh couldn’t believe I made this salad three times, especially in one week. He checked my temperature to make sure I wasn’t coming down with something, ha! Luckily, he loves this salad as much as I do. He was happy to see it on our dinner table again and again…and again!

Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad Recipe

Cucumber salads are perfect for summertime because they are fresh and you can use up your garden cucumbers! For this salad, I started with cucumbers and added chickpeas, dill, feta cheese, green onions, and pita chips. I I whisked up a simple lemon dressing, tossed the salad, and served! Salad perfection!

Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad Recipe

If you skeptical about the chips in the salad, don’t be. Trust me on this one! They are kind of like the croutons. They add the perfect crunch. If you are going to make the salad in advance, don’t add the pita chips until you are ready to serve. You don’t want them to get soggy. The rest of the salad can be made up to a day in advance, just keep it in the fridge.

You can serve this Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad as a side dish, it goes great with any meal, or it can be your meal! It is light, refreshing, and TASTY!

This Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad isn’t going anywhere. I am going to make it over and over until Josh is begging for me to make something new:)

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Cucumber, Chickpea, and Pita Salad

This fresh and easy cucumber salad is perfect for potlucks, picnics, and barbecues.
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For the Dressing:

For the Salad:

  • 2 medium cucumbers peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup pita chips broken into bite size pieces
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a medium salad bowl, cucumber, chickpeas, green onion, dill, feta cheese, and pita chips. Drizzle dressing over salad and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.
  • Note-if cucumber seeds bug you, you can remove the seeds or buy seedless cucumbers.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. What a great idea, this looks amazing!
    Can’t wait to try it, pinning for now 🙂

  2. perfect timing! tonight is a middle eastern food fest for dinner and this salad will make a lovely addition.

  3. I never make recipes more than once either, so when you say you made it 3 TIMES, I KNOW that it’s a winner! This sounds like one fresh, healthy and incr-EDIBLE lunch! Pinned!

  4. I always think that too, what does a Food Blogger do when they really want to try something twice? Cry about it? nope, make a new recipe. Must drive everyone insane.

  5. I love it when you find something you can’t get enough of- this does seem like it would be one of those kind of salads- delicious combo!

  6. Oh yes!! Some of my favorite things all in one place already makes this one a winner, even though I have yet to make it. Winner, winner!!

  7. I love the addition of the pita chips in this! Seriously my new favorite additions in salad b/c of their awesome crunch!

  8. I like the cucumber and chickpea combination as well as the touch of dill in this salad. Not exactly sold on the pita chips, but I trust you well enough to give it a try.

  9. Yum this salad looks like a beautiful combination of flavours. Delicious! I haven’t cooked with chick peas for ages so you have inspired me to get cracking! Thanks 🙂

  10. I seriously need to make this one! I have been on such a huge salad kick lately…and the pita chips?! Brilliant!

  11. It sounds so similar to my house! I’m always thinking of the next new recipe to try while my husband begs for his favorite dishes to be made. Ah, to be the spouse of someone who loves to cook (and have a food blog!). I love the idea of this salad – it’s like a pita panzanella!

  12. I made this salad last to take to an outdoor concert and everyone loved it! Thanks for a healthy summer salad!

  13. My mom (who lives across the country) and I emailed each other about how badly we wanted to try this recipe, and now that I’m visiting her, we just had it with dinner. INCREDIBLE!! This flavor combination is outrageously good. I’m so full and kind of want to keep eating…

    1. Yay! I am so glad you both loved it and were able to enjoy it together! It is one of my new favorites!