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Greek Chickpea Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad is a fresh and delicious dish that celebrates the flavors of the Mediterranean. This quick and easy salad combines chickpeas, crisp vegetables, tangy feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and a zesty Greek dressing. It's a nutritious and satisfying option that can be served as a light lunch or a refreshing side dish.
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Greek Chickpea Salad features canned chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, as the base ingredient. The chickpeas are combined with diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and Kalamata olives to provide a colorful and crunchy mix of textures. The salad is then generously sprinkled with crumbled feta cheese and dressed with a zesty lemon-oregano dressing, infusing it with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean.


For the Greek Chickpea Salad:
2 cans (15-ounce each) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Fresh parsley or fresh dill, chopped, for garnish (optional)
For the Lemon-Oregano Dressing:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Salt and black pepper, to taste
4 Servings

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In a large salad bowl, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, halved cherry tomatoes, diced cucumber, finely chopped red onion, and halved Kalamata olives.


Prepare the Lemon-Oregano Dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper until well combined.


Drizzle the Lemon-Oregano Dressing over the chickpea salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients evenly.


Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the salad for a burst of creamy and tangy flavor.


Optionally, garnish the Speedy Greek Chickpea Salad with fresh parsley or dill for added freshness and aroma.


Serve the salad immediately as a light and refreshing lunch or as a delightful side dish to complement any meal.

Tips for this recipe

To customize the Speedy Greek Chickpea Salad, you can add additional vegetables such as bell peppers or diced avocado.

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