A chickpea salad with fresh summer corn cut straight off the ear and sliced cucumber that’s tossed with olive oil, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro.

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Summer Corn and Chickpea Salad! A chickpea salad with fresh summer corn cut straight off the ear and sliced cucumber that's tossed with olive oil, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro. | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Summer Corn and Chickpea Salad

Every season has its perks, but one of my favorites is fresh summer corn. There’s just something about the first corn harvests that make all of my favorite corn recipes taste that much better.

I’ve already been busy making a few classic recipes, but this year I’ve added this new corn salad to the mix. Or maybe it’s a chickpea salad? Possibly a cucumber salad?

Well, no matter what you call it, it’s turned out to be my new favorite go-to for a refreshing side dish.

Another perk of this corn salad recipe is the cilantro. Because you see, an old friend of mine has been doing his best to grow and herb garden in the backyard for more than a year, but the Arizona weather has had other plans. Either the hot summer sun burns the plants and random freezing in the winter kills off what’s left.

That is, except for cilantro. Cilantro grows like a weed in our yard, and because of that, I’ve got an abundance of this plant that I need to get rid of.

And when you add in a little bit of lime juice, making use of our over-producing lime tree?

an old friend of mine’s green thumb is now certified.

Which he has made sure to point out to me. Multiple times.

Summer Corn and Chickpea Salad! A chickpea salad with fresh summer corn cut straight off the ear and sliced cucumber that's tossed with olive oil, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Plus, when you add in the health benefits of chickpeas and the delicious crunch of cucumber, this chickpea salad easily becomes a crowd-friendly favorite!

notes & tips for this corn and chickpea salad

  • I highly recommend using raw corn in this recipe, cut straight off the ear. You can grill it if you like, but if you manage to get your hands on a good harvest of corn, you shouldn’t need to!
  • If you’re looking for more recipes to try with corn, be sure to check out Baked Mexican Street Corn and Baked Smoky Parmesan Corn.
  • Or if you’re trying to get more chickpeas in your diet, be sure to check out this recipe for Fresh Feta and Beetroot Hummus!
  • And if you’re curious why it’d be good to eat more chickpeas, check out these chickpea nutrition benefits.

Summer Corn and Chickpea Salad! A chickpea salad with fresh summer corn cut straight off the ear and sliced cucumber that's tossed with olive oil, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Summer Corn and Chickpea Salad! A chickpea salad with fresh summer corn cut straight off the ear and sliced cucumber that's tossed with olive oil, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro. | HomemadeHooplah.com
5 from 1 vote

Summer Corn and Chickpea Salad

10 mins prep + 2 mins cook
137 kcal
Yields: 6 servings
A chickpea salad with fresh summer corn cut straight off the ear and sliced cucumber that's tossed with olive oil, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro.

Ingredients 

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 green onion, cut small and separated by white & green color
  • 2 ears corn, uncooked, kernels removed
  • 15 ounce chickpeas, rinsed and thoroughly dried
  • 1 large cucumber, quartered & sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Instructions

  • In a small skillet over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Add white part of green onion to skillet and allow to simmer for 30 seconds. Toss in green part of onion and let simmer for 15 seconds more. Remove pan from skillet and allow dressing to cool.
  • Add corn, chickpeas, cucumber, green onion dressing, lime juice, and cilantro to a large serving bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.2mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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2 comments

    • Bonnie

    You say to serve immediately so what do you do with the leftovers? Do they not hold up in the frig for the next day?

    • Susan @ Culinary Envy
    • 5 stars

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely and refreshing summer salad! Well, I am off to the grocery store to pick up cucumbers (I have everything else)! Pinned.