Look at the colors in this salad!! Now that it’s getting warmer, this can be the perfect side dish for any time you fire up the BBQ.  You can also have this for lunch or even sprinkle this on a green salad, if you prefer more greens. Delicious AND packed with nutrition!

ingredients for the salad  (serves 6-8) mediterranean-chickpea-salad-1526077481

2 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 medium cucumber, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

½ red onion, thinly sliced

½ c. chopped kalamata olives

½ c. crumbled feta

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

ingredients for the lemon-parsley vinaigrette  

½ c. extra-virgin olive oil

¼ c. white wine vinegar

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper


Make salad: In a large bowl, toss together chickpeas, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, olives, and feta. Season with salt and pepper.

Make vinaigrette: In a jar fitted with a lid, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Close the jar and shake until emulsified, then season with salt and pepper.

Dress salad with vinaigrette just before serving.

(recipe found on

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