Tasty Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
If you’re looking for a delightful and healthy dish that’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors, you’ve come to the right place. Our Tasty Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to keep you feeling energized and satisfied. Whether you’re preparing it for a family dinner or a summer picnic, this salad is sure to impress.
- 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red onion, finely diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by combining the drained chickpeas, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives in a large mixing bowl.
- Sprinkle the chopped parsley and mint leaves over the vegetables.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the salad.
- Gently toss all the ingredients together until they are well combined.
- Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese on top of the salad.
- Cover the salad and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Before serving, give the salad a final gentle toss to ensure everything is well coated in the dressing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
This Tasty Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a refreshing and satisfying dish that combines the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. With crisp vegetables, creamy feta cheese, and a zesty lemon dressing, it’s the perfect salad for any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying it as a light lunch or a side dish at a barbecue, this salad will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 280, Total Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 480mg, Total Carbohydrates: 29g, Dietary Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 9g
Picture yourself savoring each bite of this delicious salad, the combination of fresh vegetables, herbs, and zesty dressing creating a symphony of flavors in your mouth. It’s a salad that’s not only good for your taste buds but also good for your health, thanks to the nutritional powerhouse that is chickpeas. Whether you’re following a Mediterranean diet or simply want a tasty and nutritious salad, our Tasty Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a winner. So, go ahead and make this delightful dish, and share it with your friends and family. They’ll thank you for bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to their table!