Saturday, August 10, 2013

Chickpea & Feta Salad


This is an EASY-CHICK-PEASY, light and fresh side for those last sweltering weeks of summer.  There's no heat involved with the preparation of this dish, which is always a blessing when its nearly 100 degrees outside.

The flavors are bountiful and fresh - chickpeas, red bell peppers, fresh herbs and feta are the stars of this show.  They are brightened up with a spritz of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt.  A little minced shallot also makes an appearance.

If you're looking for a healthy and easy side that's flawless for summer, look no more.  

Bon Appetit, my foodie friends!



Chickpea & Feta Salad
Adapted from:  Southern Living magazine, August 2013

Ingredients:

1 (15.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 red bell peppers, diced
1 small shallot, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions:
Stir together chickpeas, red bell peppers, shallot, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl. 

Fold fresh herbs into chickpea mixture. 

Top with crumbled feta cheese just before serving.

Enjoy!

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1 comment:

Vanessa said...

This looks delicious! Chick Peas are my favorite bean