Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Are you in the mood for a hearty salad?  I found this mediterranean chickpea salad recipe in Barefoot Contessa’s latest cookbook, Foolproof and enjoyed it all last week!  It’s healthy, delicious, colorful, and very fast to assemble.

Dice a couple of tomatoes, a cucumber, scallions, and add some chopped basil.

Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas.

For the dressing, you add lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil and whisk to combine. 

Toss it all together. 
Then add feta cheese.

For a hearty accompaniment, I baked two pita bread slices at 350 for about 10 minutes.  A touch of olive oil and they’re good to go! 

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I couldn’t get enough of this salad.  Hope you like it! 
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9 Comments

  1. March 19, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Yum! I have her cookbook, but haven't tried that. Would be perfect for lunch.

  2. March 20, 2013 / 12:08 am

    Ooh, yum! I just got that cookbook for my birthday last week but haven't tried anything yet. This looks great, a perfect lunch salad!

  3. March 20, 2013 / 10:31 am

    I love Barefoot Contessa and keep quite a few of her recipes in rotation. This salad looks wonderful and I will definitely have to try it. Thanks!

  4. March 20, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Looks so good, I am always on the lookout for good vegetarian meals.

  5. March 20, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    this looks so yummy and easy to make too. i love chickpeas and this would be a great salad to bring to summer picnics/cookouts too!
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  6. March 21, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    This salad looks yummy and filling. I need to give it a try soon.

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