Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese

The chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese is a very simple salad, composed of canned chickpeas and feta. The tomatoes and bell peppers are not necessary, but provide more flavor and vitamins, as well as a vibrant color.

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Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese

The feta cheese is already salty enough, so salt the salad lightly.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 400 g (1 can) garbanzo beans drained
  • 150 g feta cheese cubed
  • 15 cherry tomatoes, or 2 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 1 bell pepper cored and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • Fresh or dried herbs (cilantro, chive, dill) chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • In a salad bowl, mix the chickpea, feta, tomatos, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and herbs.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with freshly pressed lemon juice and olive oil. Serve right away or keep it in the refrigerator.

Homemade Hummus

With or without tahini, homemade hummus made from scratch only takes 5 minutes to make. No needs to cook the chickpeas, just open a can and mix with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil! This delicious healthy snack can be serve for any occasion with pita bread or garden vegetables.

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Homemade Hummus

If you don't like spicy food, use paprika instead of chili powder, it makes the dish look pretty, and only slightly alters flavor.
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 1 can (400 g) garbanzo beans (chickpea)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp tahini (sesame paste) optional
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • A few pinches chili powder (or paprika)

Instructions

  • Drain garbanzo beans, keep half of the juice.
  • In a food processor, place the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, salt, black pepper, tahini, chili powder and 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Mix until smooth. Add 1 or 2 Tbsp of the juice from the can (or water) to give a desired texture to the hummus.
  • Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder or paprika.

Chickpea salad with bell pepper

Cans are usually pretty handy at home or on the go; there is no need to go to a store and they are quick to prepare. This chickpea salad is a great example of the usefulness of cans. Just open a can and mix it with other ingredients available at home.

There are multiple recipes of salads with this legume: here is one of them with bell pepper, olives and fresh cilantro.

 

 

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Chickpea salad with bell pepper

This salad can by served immediately or chilled for few hours to get all of its flavors.
Course Salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Natalija

Ingredients

  • 400 g (1 can) garbanzo beans drained
  • 1 bell pepper cored and slices
  • 80 g olives (black or green), drained and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1/2 red onion cut into thin slices
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro or parsley), finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 Tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine all veggies in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with freshly pressed lemon juice and olive oil. Toss gently.

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