With the schedule around my house changing up a bit recently, I've had to make some adjustments to when and how I cook. So, I've been cooking a lot less and mostly just for myself since my little one is still a rather picky eater and lately dinner time is our mommy-daughter time.
That being said, dinner time for me has included quicker, easier dishes that are either meal prepped or a one and done toss together sort of salad. Most recently I've had a stockpile of leftover feta in my fridge that needed to be used up, which for me always means it's time for a Greek/Mediterranean style salad!
This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is as simple as it comes; just a bunch of veggies and some beans that are tossed together with the simplest sort of 'dressing' there is. What makes it better is that it's a good salad for meal prepping and tastes absolutely amazing.
The idea for this salad sort of came from a similar style salad that I've been getting from a local market for dinner once a week. But, this one is definitely bulked up some with the chickpeas and a whole lot cheaper.
This salad would be great paired with a piece of grilled chicken if you wanted it more as a hearty kind of 'meal', but honestly, it's basically a light meal (especially perfect for lunching) in itself already.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Servings: 4 • Size: About 1 Cup • Calories: 233 • Fat: 9 g • Saturated Fat: 2 g • Carb: 30 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 10 g • Sugar: 8 g • Sodium: 398 mg
1 (14.5 Oz.) Can Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans
1 C. Chopped Bell Pepper
12 Cherry/Grape Tomatoes, Halved or Quartered
1/4 C. Diced Red Onion
1/4 C. Pitted Kalamata Olives
1/4 C. Feta Cheese Crumbles
1/4 C. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Toss everything together in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container in the fridge to chill and keep for 3-5 days.
Nutritional Claims: Balanced, High Fiber, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher