Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Feta, a healthy salad for any season. It has a light dressing that gives the ingredients a boost of freshness and extra taste. Low carb, vegetarian, great for the whole family, this easy salad can be made in under 5 minutes. The perfect side to go with your Bbq or roast.
Back to salads. On this scorching heat, there is not much you can eat, and quick and easy recipes are all you need. Who can stay in the kitchen to cook for hours, where the whole place is boiling anyway? One can’t avoid moaning about weather in the UK.
The usual culprits are rain, strong winds, and generally miserable weather, but since this has been one of the few hottest summers, we are inevitably complaining about the heat that’s been going on for way too long now.
Where is a bit of rain when you beg for it? So, anyway, my point is, salads are a blessing these days. Refreshing, light, but filling enough to keep you going, and healthy too, so that beach body can’t be ruined.
I am a declared fan of salads, but not just leaves. And this Mediterranean chickpea salad has it all: colourful fresh ingredients, a superb healthy dressing with no unnecessary nasty stuff in, just the real deal.
After my Cucumber Tomato Avocado Feta Salad Recipe, I thought I have found the one salad I would go back to again and again. Hard to decide now which one is my favourite.
They both have feta, tomatoes and cucumbers, but the chickpeas really give the wow factor. Aren’t chickpeas just amazing? Not to mention that they are amazingly cheap too.
WHAT TO ADD TO YOUR CHICKPEA SALAD
Black olives are my favourite, although I would never refuse the green ones either. But guess what, I tried all sorts of black olives, from the cheapest to the most expensive, and surprisingly, the supermarket’s own brand, which are around £0.70 are the most delicious.
Bonus, they are already pitted, some even sliced, so that makes preparing even easier, if that was possible. Which means, you can have this beautiful salad on your table in just about 5 minutes. How great is that?!
Anyway, if you don’t like some of the ingredients, feel free to leave them out or swap them with something else. For example, I went for spring onions, but red onions would also be a great addition. I don’t really like raw onions, reason why I try to avoid them in salads.
Where the green onions are not as strong, and I seem to enjoy them better. But up to you. The salad can be refrigerated and consumed cold later on, or you can use the ingredients straight from the fridge, and then it will be coolish anyway. What are your favourite salads during the summer?
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Mediterrranean Chickpeas Salad with Feta, a healthy salad for any season. It has a light dressing that gives the ingredients a boost of freshness and extra taste. Low carb, vegetarian, great for the whole family, this easy salad can be made in under 5 minutes. The perfect side to go with your Bbq or roast.
- 1 tin cooked chickpeas (400 g)
- 4 small tomatoes
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1/2 yellow pepper
- 1/2 green pepper
- 1 cup cubed feta cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 2 spring onions
- 1/2 cup cubed cucumber
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- a pinch of sugar
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
Chop the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber and add them to a bowl together with the chickpeas, feta, olives and chopped spring onions.
To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, parsley and sugar and stir well.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.