Recipe

Chickpea Salad With Greek Dressing - loaded with fibre & proteins

Prep Time
8 hours
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
4-5 persons

Easy Greek Chickpea Salad is a mouthwatering healthy salad that is packed full of amazing flavors and textures! Chickpeas come together with fresh vegetables, olives, and a simple dressing for the best and easiest chickpea salad ever!

It has become quite a staple for us - equally relished for a weekend family lunch or packed for office.

Ingredients
  • Chickpeas: 2 cups (boiled)
  • Cucumber: 1 cup (diced with skin on)
  • Tomatoes: 4 (diced)
  • Red Capsicum: 1 (diced)
  • Yellow capsicum: 1 (diced)
  • Red onion: 1 small (thinly sliced)
  • Olives: 1 cup (pitted)

For the dressing:

  • Fresh herbs (Indian basil or parsley or coriander): 1 cup
  • Lemon juice: 3 tsp (or to taste)
  • Dried oregano: 1 tsp
  • Rock salt: to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper: to taste
  • Cold pressed olive oil: 1-2 tsp (optional)
  • Roasted sesame seeds: 2-3 tsp (optional)
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Method
  • Wash chickpeas well 2-3 times in water.
  • Soak overnight (or for 6-8 hours) and cook with a little salt.
  • Remove seeds while chopping tomatoes. This helps as the tomatoes leave less water.
  • In a large serving bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum, olives, onion, chickpeas, and herbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano.
  • Pour over the salad and mix well.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: Vegetables and legumes
  • Veggies are loaded with enzymes and high water content. They aid in digestion and act as a daily dose of vitamins and minerals.
  • Chickpeas is your legume category. It is a whole food and great addition for much-needed protein and fiber.

Image credit for title pic:www.spendwithpennies.com


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