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Chickpea and Cucumber Salad with Fresh Mint (Serves 4)
courtesy of MarthaStewart.com

This is a lovely, refreshing and satisfying salad!

I love this salad, especially in summer!

Ingredients
2 cucumbers (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 3/4 cups canned or cooked chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 cups roughly chopped mint leaves
2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1/3 cups currants
1 1/2 teaspoons whole fennel seeds
3 tablespoons chopped spring onions
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method
  1. Peel the cucumbers if preferred, and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon, and discard them. Cut cucumbers into 1/4-inch pieces. Place in a medium bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and toss well to combine. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve salad at room temperature.






 
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