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Macro-Friendly Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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Our Macro-Friendly Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is full of bright, vibrant flavors and nourishing ingredients. This salad is perfect for weeknight dinner sides, picnics, and parties! Enjoy all your favorite Mediterranean flavors in just 10 minutes.

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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”

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Tami Smith
Easy, macro-balanced, full of nutrients, and dripping with flavor, our Macro-Friendly Medierranean Chickpea Salad is a hit for any occasion!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 121 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Large wooden spoon
  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl
  • 1 whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

You can customize the vegetables to your liking by adding bell peppers, kalamata olives, or artichoke hearts. Feel free to adjust the amount of feta cheese based on your taste preferences.
This salad can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Just remember to toss it again before serving to refresh the flavors.
To make it a complete meal, serve the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad over a bed of mixed greens or with grilled chicken or shrimp on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 13.2gProtein: 5.4gFat: 5.4g
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