Chickpea Salad

Summer in a bowl! Perfect side salad with fresh summer vegetables. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (15oz) cans chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and minced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ English cucumber, quartered (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 spicy dill pickle, minced (approx. ¼ cup)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large lemon, juiced (approx. ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine chickpeas, shallot, celery, red and yellow peppers, carrot, cucumber, pickles and parsley. Mix until well combined.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Stir dressing into chickpea mixture.

Options:

  • add 1 can of tuna fish and serve over bed of lettuce as meal
  • -add chopped fresh mozzarella and basil for Italian flavor
  • -add feta and kalamata olives for Greek flavor
  • -serve as a side salad with grilled fish or chicken

Makes 8-10 servings.

 

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