Yummy chickpea salad recipe with a Mediterranean flavor you will want to make over and over! Great healthy lunch or easy side dish that keeps well.
Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are such a great way to fill up on something healthy. Chickpeas are a great way to incorporate protein into your diet, especially if you don’t eat meat. I have found that if I use a high quality can of chickpeas, the flavor seems to be much better. The generic ones I have used seem to be a bit tasteless and much harder.
This salad is great for a filling lunch to take to work, picnic, or side dish for any meal. I love to serve this with burgers, BBQ, and hotdogs in the summer.
I really love making this salad when my cherry tomatoes and green peppers are producing in the garden. A perfect way to use fresh ingredients straight from the garden.
Normally Mediterranean style salads are made with kalamata olives but I find them really salty and I prefer to use black olives. I also use my homemade yogurt in this recipe. There is no flavoring or sugar in it which saves on calories.
When its lemon season in Florida, I will use my small juicer and freeze the lemon juice in a small silicone ice tray. It’s a perfect way to keep fresh lemon juice always available for recipes like this. Just freeze and store in the freezer. One cube is about tablespoon.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- 2 15 oz cans Chickpeas
- 1/4 cup Parsley
- 2/3 cup Chopped Bell Pepper
- 3/4 cup Grape Tomatoes
- 12 Black Olives
- 1/3 cup Feta Cheese
- 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp red win vineager
- 1 small garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, toss together the salad ingrediants.
- In a smaller seperate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingrediants.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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