Greek Chickpea Salad

Friday, May 30, 2014

This recipe gets this gal's stamp of approval. It's definitely an easy one to make, and with all those summer cookouts on the way, it's a great one to add to your collection. 

I made it this year for a Memorial Day party, but give it a try at your next get together or over Fourth of July weekend. You'll be glad you did!


Greek Chickpea Salad
2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 large cucumber, quartered and sliced
1/2 large red onion, diced
1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
16 oz grape tomatoes, each halved
salt and pepper, to taste
8 oz feta cheese

  1. Combine all ingredients except feta cheese in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.
  3. Before serving, mix in feta cheese.
Notes:
Canned chickpeas are often masquerading in grocery stores as garbanzo beans. They are the same thing. :-)

This recipe is delicious as a side dish but would also make a wonderful sandwich filling. Just stuff some into a pita pocket and enjoy!

If you're looking for other quick and easy side dishes to bring to all of those summer cookouts, make sure to check out these other Harris Sisters' Favorites:

Southwest Pasta Salad - our most popular post to date!
Greek Orzo Salad - this is a Greek-style salad with pasta
Rainbow Pasta Salad - recipes do not get easier than this
Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes - use those fresh garden veggies!
Unbelievably Good Fruit Dip - perfect to pair with all those fresh summer berries
Stovetop Baked Beans - pairs well with burgers and hot dogs

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