Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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EasyDinnerLunchSaladEgg Free< 30 minVegetarianGluten FreeLow Carb
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Yield
8
Total Time
25 minutes
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad - Well Plated by Erin.pdf318.2KB

Note: This recipe makes 8-10 cups (great for meal prep!), for a smaller serving, cut recipe in half.

Ingredients

For the Salad:

-1/2 cup finely diced red onion about 1/2 small
-2 cans reduced-sodium chickpeas (15-ounce cans), rinsed and drained
-1 1/2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley about 1 bunch
-1 red bell pepper chopped
-1 orange bell pepper or yellow bell pepper, chopped
-1 green bell pepper chopped
-1/2 large seedless cucumber chopped (about 2 cups)
-1/2 cup crumbled feta about 4 ounces

For the Dressing:

-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
-2 cloves garlic minced
-1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

-Place the onions in a bowl of cool water and let them soak while you prepare the other ingredients (this removes the harsher bite from the onions, while still giving great flavor).
-Place the chickpeas, parsley, bell peppers, cucumber, and feta in a large serving bowl.
-In a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup, stir together the dressing ingredients: olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Drain the red onions and add them to the chickpea mixture, then pour the dressing over the top. Toss to combine. If time allows, let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Serving ideas: This salad is lovely as is, but to transform it into a main dish, try it stuffed inside pita pockets with hummus and mashed avocado or add grilled chicken and serve it over salad greens with an extra squire of lemon juice and drizzle of olive oil.

Nutrition

SERVING: 1(of 8), about 1 1/2 cupsCALORIES: 169kcalCARBOHYDRATES: 21gPROTEIN: 9gFAT: 7gSATURATED FAT: 1gCHOLESTEROL: 3mgSODIUM: 466mgFIBER: 6gSUGAR: 2g