Cucumber Tomato Salad with Crispy Chickpeas & Feta

It’s no coincidence that we use texture as a metaphor for bringing variety, excitement, and freshness into our lives. It’s easy to fall into a rut of eating the same breakfast eggs, doing the same weekend errands, feeling the same churning emotions, thinking the same tired thoughts. And as quickly as these actions become habits, they can prevent us from seeing the world anew. To clear away the staid gloss of habit from our vision, we need texture.   You Might Also Like A Light and Bright Spicy Asian Chicken Salad Soba Noodles with Edamame and Vegetables Why Kids Need Quiet Time This is a salad for texture, filled with the chunky, crisp coolness of cucumber, the tangy firmness of summer tomato, the tender aromatics of fresh herbs, the creaminess of feta cheese, and the crisp bite of pan-fried chickpeas. It’s easy enough to quickly become a summer favorite, and delicious for every meal—in fact, it was inspired by a breakfast salad my friend Molly makes every day. Add an egg for an extra hit of protein, and feel that texture flood your life with new sensory wonder. By Lily Diamond Published on July 1, 2016