Chickpea Salad


This has become pretty much my favorite thing ever this summer. I love making it at the beginning of the week and having it to snack on when I get hungry. The chickpeas provide plenty of protein and the olives and feta give it a delicious saltiness.

This salad is really easy to make with whatever you have on hand. I had sun-dried tomatoes that I needed to use up but I think it would also be great with slow roasted cherry tomatoes. Some toasted pine nuts would also make a great addition.

Chickpea Salad
Ingredients:
  • 1 can of chickpeas (about 15 oz), rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of artichokes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup of kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup of feta (I used reduced fat), diced
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbls basil, chopped
  • 1 - 2 tbls extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbls red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbls lemon juice, optional (just add a little vinegar if you don't have lemon)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir together. Add salt & pepper to taste. Refrigerate and serve cold or at room temperature.

9 comments:

Pepela said...

Mmm,it looks so delicious!
İ love chickpea salad. (Tabbole)
: )

Michelle said...

What a great way to use chickpeas! They are so healthy and I'm always trying to find good recipes for them. Thank you very much for sharing! Beautiful pictures, also, so colorful and vivid.

Corrine said...

I am absolutely salivating at my desk right now. This looks so delicious! Great photos too.

SugarCooking said...

Thanks everyone! The top photo is one of my favorite pics.

Bird said...

looks a-maz-ing. how do you think roasted eggplant would go in this? i am getting excited just looking at these tasty pics!

Maria said...

LOVE this salad!

SugarCooking said...

Bird, I'm not sure actually because I've never really liked eggplant. I don't know why but eggplant and mushrooms are 2 veggies that I don't care for. But I say, if you like it, throw it in!

Kevin said...

This chickpea salad is just packed with flavour!

jaclyn35 said...

My husband and I make this, probably, once or twice every couple weeks since I found this recipe. It's fantastic! So delicious and quick and easy, if not a little expensive, to make! Love it!!! Such a flavourful salad.

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