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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is a vibrant and nutrient-packed dish, rich in fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fats. It's a perfect option for a light and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

 

For the Salad:

  • 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

 

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

 

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Instructions

 

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine chickpeas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and fresh parsley.
  2. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey or maple syrup, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to create the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until all the ingredients are well coated.
  4. Allow the salad to marinate for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  5. Serve the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad as a refreshing and nutritious meal on its own or as a side dish.
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Enjoy the burst of Mediterranean flavors in every bite!

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