The start of summer means a lot of things to me. Beach days, hanging out with old friends, minimal school (I’m only taking 1 class online) and healthy eating. During the school year, it just isn’t possible for me to make sure every meal I eat is a healthy one. It usually comes down to convenience. My schedule is so busy that sadly I sometimes resort to fast food or Ramen noodles for a quick, easy meal. Being home for the summer means an unlimited refrigerator and home cooked meals by mom. It also means I have the time and resources to make healthier meals.

I love to eat, and it is a running joke in my house that I am always hungry.  Even if I’m not hungry, I can’t deny eating good food. At first this chickpea salad was a random combination of veggies we had around the house over chickpeas with some dressing on top. After making it the first time with about half the ingredients, my mom and I became addicted. So I decided to make it again with more vegetables and also added some Feta cheese. Let me tell you, I am hooked! I make a big bowl to keep in the fridge and I snack on it all day.

Today I decided to throw it over some arugula, and it was seriously amazing. This salad is the perfect late afternoon lunch. You can make it on Sunday, and put it in the fridge to toss together for a quick meal throughout the week. It is definitely a new favorite.

Chickpea Salad

Chick Pea Salad

Number of servings: 3-4

Per Serving 180 calories

Fat 3 g

Carbs 33 g

Protein 9 g

2

Chick Pea Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chick Peas
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • 1/4 cup red pepper
  • 8 raw green beans
  • 1 tablespoon Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup Alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Chop onions, peppers and green beans.
  2. Drain and wash chick peas.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  4. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette on top.
  5. Mix and enjoy!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Vo June 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

Alex
I love chic peas and feta cheese.
Looks good and healthy.

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Renee June 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

I could eat this salad for days! Love chickpeas. Great photos too.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal June 7, 2013 at 9:27 am

Great recipe Alexandra! I love making stuff like this for lunch and it’s easy for me to bring on the road. See you at yoga soon? :)

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Sunithi June 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Lovely ! Ah Isabel I want that plate !! It’s so pretty ! Maybe we can do a plate/dish swap at the conference. Everyone bring in a dish and we all swap. I would grab this one :) ! Nice recipe !

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The Ninja Baker June 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Your Greek accented chickpea salad looks very tasty and oh-so-good for you. A bowl just about now would be great! Of course, I wouldn’t mind a ramen either =)

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Natasha November 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Fantastic! Great flavors in a typical Greek dish. You should try drizzle some extra virgin olive oil! Greetings from Greece!

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FamilyFoodie November 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I love olive oil Natasha… great suggestion!

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