Bursting with an array of colorful vegetables, this side dish is a perfect accompaniment to any meal. The combination of tender chickpeas, crunchy vegetables, and tangy dressing will transport your taste buds to the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean.
Whether you need a fresh, zesty side with your family dinner or a dish to pass for your neighborhood cookout, our Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is always a hit!
3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It's ready in 10 minutes or less. When you need something healthy, fresh, and delicious in a pinch, this recipe is there to save the day!
- Macro-Balanced. Unlike many traditional side dishes, this chickpea salad isn't loaded with extra fat and calories. We kept things like by using reduced-fat feta cheese and an array of fresh veggies.
- It can easily be made into a full meal! Top this salad with some grilled chicken and you have yourself a high-protein meal that makes a fantastic meal prepped lunch or dinner.
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“FHM Mediterranean Chickpea Salad”
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- 1 Large mixing bowl
- 1 Large wooden spoon
- 1 Small Mixing Bowl
- 1 whisk
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained, rinsed
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 3 mini Persian cucumbers, chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- ½ cup crumbled feta, reduced fat
- ¼ cup Greek dressing
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, chopped red onion, mini Persian cucumbers, and halved cherry tomatoes.
- Gently toss the ingredients together until well mixed.
- Add the crumbled feta to the salad and continue tossing to distribute the cheese evenly throughout.
- Drizzle the Greek dressing over the salad and toss once again to ensure everything is coated in the dressing.
- Taste the salad and season with salt and black pepper to your preference. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Serve the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad immediately as a colorful and refreshing side dish to complement your main course. Enjoy!