Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

It is time to get my eating back on track with some healthy salads.  This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad uses fresh, easy to find flavors and a homemade dressing.   Your taste buds and your diet will love it!

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Oh how I love the holidays.  I indulge in things like pancakes with ice cream and it is amazing.  But now it is time to find my way back to the good side.  I feel like my taste buds need a detox and Mediterranean salads are the way to go.

Crisp hearts of romaine, sweet cherry tomatoes, cool cucumber, hearty chickpeas and salty feta combine for this delicious and easy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad.

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I even use reduced fat feta to keep the calorie count low.  I never notice a huge difference in the taste of regular feta vs. reduced fat,  so I consider it an easy switch.  I even ate this salad three times last week.  I enjoyed it more each time.

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The key to making this dish great is really good ingredients.  Use the best olive oil you can and Meyers lemons, if you can make the splurge.  It is simple and tasty.  The perfect salad to get your eating back on track.  And if you don’t care about being fancy, pour it in a big bowl and eat away!  I do this so I can mix it together really well and get each ingredient in every bite.   In fact this is how I eat my lunch many days.

No fuss, no muss, just really good food.

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Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
It is time to get my eating back on track with some healthy salads. This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad uses fresh, easy to find flavors and a homemade dressing. Your taste buds and your diet will love it!
Course: Salad, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Amercian, Mediterranean
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small cucumber quartered and sliced
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat feta
  • 2 tablespoons high quality olive good
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine the lettuce, chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumber and feta in a salad bowl.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon, oregano, salt and pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Serves 2 entrée size salads or 4 side salads.

 

Your turn!

Are you on a New Year diet?

Did you eat all the cookies this Christmas or were you good?

By | 2018-06-28T14:29:19-04:00 January 6th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Salads|24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. […] Mediterranean Chickpea Salad […]

  2. TAF January 13, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I just tried this last night. Was feeling a little blue and this perked me right up. Light and nutritious. I ate as entree and have the 2nd half for tonight – I can’t wait!! I added some sliced black olives too and mixed it all up vs. topping with feta (I used non-fat – really good.)
    Thanks for the share. – TAF

    • JulieWunder January 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I’m so glad you liked it! Olives are a fabulous addition.

  3. Tina Muir January 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Ahhhh Julie I LOVVE these kinda salads, and I actually had pretty much this exact thing out for lunch today! It is a great meal to kick start your health back into action! Thanks so much for joining up, I always love to see what you bring 🙂

  4. Cassandra @PoweredByBling January 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I love this version of a Greek salad with the added chickpeas. Great healthy lunch idea! Thanks for linking up, Julie!

  5. Chaitali January 12, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    This looks great! I agree that I don’t notice a difference in the taste of the reduced fat feta and the full fat. I’ve never tried meyer lemons before. Do you find them in the regular grocery store or do you have to go to a specialty store?

  6. Rachel January 12, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! And I think my kids will like it too — bonus!

  7. Annmarie January 12, 2015 at 9:15 am - Reply

    This looks fantastic, Julie! I LOVE chickpeas- definitely need to make it for lunch this week!

  8. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 7, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I see feta and chickpeas which are pretty much two of my favorite things ever!

  9. Jenny January 7, 2015 at 5:09 am - Reply

    YUM! This is so pretty and I love salads that I can prep on Sunday and they just get better and better in a day or two. I’m loooving this back-on-track January stuff. It’s such a welcome change of pace every year!

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:06 am - Reply

      It is! It’s nice to regroup and get our bodies back to eating food that fuels us so well!

  10. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective January 6, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Love the flavors in this gorgeous dish!

  11. Always been one of my favorite go to salads. I like the red fat feta too still very flavorful.

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

      I agree- Sometimes reduced fat stinks (ie.. Reduced fat peanut butter should never be consumed) but feta works.

  12. Dan Steadman January 6, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    wow…is this as good as the other Mediterranean salad posted in July? Found a good Mediterranean restaurant in Greenville on New Years…I don’t diet, just adjust permanent habits…stayed away from the cookies half the time…

    • JulieWunder January 11, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

      This one is different– more just regular salad! Really good too! Perfect for the new year.

  13. Lori L. Clark January 6, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I like to add a little bit of cilantro to mine. But not everyone likes the taste of cilantro, so it’s just an option. 🙂

  14. Blane Sherer January 6, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Your food photography keeps improving.
    Your salad shots look great today !

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