Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
6 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup bean mixture and 2 lettuce leaves)

Chickpeas are a popular component of Southwestern cooking, as is the herb cilantro. To allow time for the flavors to develop, allow this salad stand for an hour before spooning it over the lettuce leaves.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a food processor or a blender; process until well blended. Add chicken broth; pulse until combined.

Step 2

Combine cucumber, radishes, celery, and chickpeas in a large bowl. Drizzle with cilantro mixture; toss to coat. Arrange lettuce leaves on a platter; spoon chickpea mixture over lettuce.

Ratings & Reviews

falljunelaker's Review

September 27, 2009
This was disappointing. We love all the ingredients & it sounded great, but I have to agree with the posters who said it was flavorless. We omitted the lettuce & served it with burgers as a side. I thought maybe it would have more flavor the next day but it didn't. I feel like it has potential but am not sure how to boost the flavor.

CLBanegas's Review

June 02, 2009
I love this salad and make it often to take for lunch during the week; I leave out the lettuce and will sometimes serve as a side dish during the hot summer months. I add more garlic and jalapeno for a little kick, but think it is very tasty and satisfying....YUMMY!

StoldtX's Review

January 06, 2009
Very tasty and refreshing.