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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Looking for a fast meal idea?  My Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta is tasty and so simple to make.

mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

Hi guys!

We are officially back from the beach and while I totally embrace indulging and enjoying a vacation to the fullest, it also always feels nice to settle back into life at home and normal eating.  I love seafood at the beach, but there is only so much I can eat before I’m craving a healthy homemade vegetarian dish.

On the menu this week is my Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta!  I’m surprised I haven’t posted this one before because it’s an easy dish I make pretty regularly.  It’s packed with crisp summer veggies, simple canned chickpeas, a homemade greek dressing and of course creamy and salty feta.

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mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta is SO TASTY!

This is one of those dishes that doesn’t seem like much BUT when you taste it the flavors explode in your mouth.  I love making it this time of year because I often have many of the fresh veggies in my garden.  Right now I have fresh cucumber and pepper.  I skipped planting tomatoes this year, but I usually have those as well.

You can easily enjoy this dish year-round (I do!) but in the summer it just tastes better because the veggies are so fresh.

mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

What makes this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta special is the Homemade & Healthy Greek Salad Dressing, which just happens to be one of the most popular recipes on Running in a Skirt and has been picked up by Buzzfeed.  The dressing is made with pantry staples and a healthy dose of fresh lemon, which makes the dish come alive.

This salad also POPS with flavor from fresh herbs and creamy feta.  I’m a firm believer that feta makes everything betta 🙂 (better.)

mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

Ingredients in Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta

This is a great use of canned beans!  They are such an inexpensive and easy to use plant-based protein.  I always keep my pantry stocked with them.

mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

How to make Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta…

  1. Making this vegetarian dish could not be easier!
  2. Cut the veggies.
  3. Toss everything in a bowl.
  4. Enjoy!

 

Eat this dish on its own or as a side dish.  I also like to pile it high on a big bed of fresh greens like spinach or kale.

mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta is simple, healthy and downright delicious.  I know you’ll love it too.  Now I’m back to unpacking!  Is it time to go back to the beach yet?

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5 from 6 votes
mediterranean chickpea salad with feta
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This healthy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta is the perfect vegetarian meal!

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with feta
Servings: 2
Calories: 250 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cucumber seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 2 tablespoons greek salad dressing (recipe link below)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (basil and/or oregano!)
  • 1/2 cup feta
Instructions
  1. Put all of the ingredients except for the feta in a bowl and toss. Sprinkle the feta on top.

  2. Serve room temperature or chilled.

 

mediterranean chickpea salad with feta

Your turn!

Do you use canned beans in your cooking?

By | 2019-07-03T14:12:43-04:00 July 15th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Vegetarian Meals|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Deborah Brooks August 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I had almost this exact salad for dinner last night. All of my favorite foods in one bowl

  2. Brian Jones July 18, 2019 at 3:59 am - Reply


    So many great flavours and so simple to make, it was wonderful!

  3. Susan July 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm - Reply


    Seriously mouthwatering! No kidding… my mouth is actually watering! lol Totally making this for lunch today! The greek dressing sounds awesome!

  4. Beth Neels July 16, 2019 at 4:25 pm - Reply


    This looks like an amazing salad! I make one similar, but when I saw your addition of feta, I knew I had to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Ramona July 16, 2019 at 8:44 am - Reply


    This is the perfect balance salad to make with the tomatoes in my garden, I cannot wait. Recipe saved! Thank you so much for sharing, it looks so amazing indeed!

  6. Debbie July 15, 2019 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    This looks so colorful and delicious! I love chickpeas!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne July 15, 2019 at 1:12 pm - Reply


    Looks divine!

  8. Lesli Schwartz July 15, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply


    All my faves in one salad! So fresh and delicious, I’m a fan of chickpeas with anything!

  9. Mary J Henson July 15, 2019 at 9:54 am - Reply

    This looks amazing. Can’t wait to make it for dinner tonight!

  10. Deborah Brooks July 15, 2019 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I am all about chick peas and tomatoes all the time. Love a super easy salad I can enjoy for days. Thanks for linking up

  11. Wendy July 15, 2019 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Looks so yummy! As always….

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