This Chickpea and Cucumber Tahini Salad is the easiest recipe you’ll ever make! Fresh produce mingles with a warm tahina dressing for a satisfying side dish or appetizer. Or, add protein to make it a complete meal! No matter how you serve it, it’s always a delectable addition to the lunch or dinner table. 

a bowl of chickpea and cucumber tahina salad topped with fresh parsley

Why You’ll Love this Tahini Salad Recipe

It’s no secret we love a good salad recipe, and we can never get enough tahini! So, needless to say, this chickpea and cucumber tahina salad is one of our all-time faves. It’s: 

  • Quick and simple to make. 
  • Full of fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats to keep you full. 
  • Great to serve as a side dish or easy to turn into a complete meal
  • Naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan to fit a variety of dietary needs. 
a spoonful of chickpeas, cucumbers, and tomatoes tossed with a tahina dressing

Ingredients You’ll Need

Keeping it simple and sweet, here’s the short ingredient list for this tahina salad recipe. Get ready to whip up one delicious dish with these essentials:

For the Tahini Salad

  • Chickpeas – Also known as garbanzo beans, these provide tons of texture, fiber, and plant-based protein. 
  • Cucumbers and Tomatoes – These add a nice crunch, lots of color, and extra nutrients. 
  • Parsley – This helps balance out the flavors with bright flavor that makes for a well-rounded salad. 

For the Dressing

  • Tahini – A paste made of ground sesame seeds, tahini forms the base of the dressing, providing lots of healthy fats and a bold, nutty taste. 
  • Water – Used to thin out the tahini. 
  • Vinegar – The acidity helps cut through the heaviness of the fats, lightening up the dressing. 
  • Spices – Cumin, salt, and pepper help add extra depth and warmth. 
  • Lime Juice – Just a splash helps make this dressing vibrant and refreshing.

How to Make the Best Tahini Salad

This tahina salad takes simplicity to a whole new level! And if that wasn’t easy enough, we’ll spill the beans on our secret to effortlessly chopping tons of veggies – all thanks to our favorite kitchen tool!

  1. Prepare the Dressing. To begin, combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl or a jar with the lid. Stir or shake to combine. 
  2. Create the Salad. Next, chop all your veggies. We like to use this chopping tool to make the process a breeze! Then, all you have to do is add the ingredients to a large bowl. 
  3. Toss. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss to combine, mixing until all of the ingredients are completely coated with the dressing. Enjoy! 
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chickpea and cucumber tahina salad with fresh parsley

Serving Suggestions 

There’s no rulebook when it comes to enjoying this tahina salad! However, here are some of our favorite ways to serve up this delectable dish:

Tahina Salad Common Questions

What’s the difference between tahina and tahini? 

Nothing! Tahina is the more traditional Middle Eastern name for tahini. It comes from the Arabic word ‘tahn’ which means ground. 

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

This recipe is best served right away. However, if you want to prepare it in advance, we recommend storing the salad and dressing separately. Kept in airtight containers, the salad will stay fresh for up to 1-2 days, and the dressing will keep for up to 1 week in the fridge. 

What is tahini? 

Tahini, or tahina, is a Middle Eastern condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. Delicious on its own, it’s often used to make hummus, baba ganoush, and salad dressings. 

More Easy Salad Recipes

In the mood for more easy and delicious salads? Try out some of our other savory salads below! 

chickpea and cucumber tahina salad

Chickpea and Cucumber Tahini Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Chickpea and Cucumber Tahini Salad is the easiest recipe you’ll ever make! Fresh produce combines with a warm tahini dressing for a satisfying side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients  

For the Dressing

  • cup tahini
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ lime juiced

For the Tahini Salad

  • 1 ½ cups cucumbers chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 10 ounces chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions 

  • In a bowl or jar, add the tahini, water, vinegar, cumin, salt, pepper, and lime juice. Stir to combine until smooth. Set aside.
    ⅓ cup tahini, ½ cup water, 2 teaspoons vinegar, 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, ½ lime
  • Using a veggie chopper or sharp knife, chop the cucumber and tomatoes.
    1 ½ cups cucumbers, 1 cup tomatoes
  • Add the cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, and parsley to a large bowl.
    10 ounces chickpeas, ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • Pour the tahina dressing on top, and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately, or chill in the fridge. Enjoy!
  • Store the salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days and the dressing for up to 1 week.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 917IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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