I like easy, healthy, vegetarian recipes, and I have been making this for a while now. It is easy to create different versions of this tasty salad. The hardest part for me is trying not to eat all the chickpeas while I make this salad!
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 English cucumber
1 can garbanzo beans
Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced (approx. 4 oz)
1 jar capers (4 oz)
Olive oil, salt
Feta cheese (optional, especially if you make a vegan version)
Optional: rice wine vinegar, other veggies like fresh baby spinach
Chop the tomatoes (I halve cherry tomatoes, slice grape tomatoes into 2-3 slices) and the cucumber.
Drain the garbanzo beans and mix with the veggies.
Add in your capers and about the same amount of sliced kalamatas (drain both first).
Drizzle generously with olive oil, and salt to taste.
Sometimes we like to mix in rice wine vinegar.
Top with feta if desired.
Tip: If you think you will have leftovers to save, you may want to hold off on salting all of the salad, as it will draw liquid out of the veggies.
The salad is a great summer dish with lots of options. I’ve pan roasted chickpeas in a little olive oil sprinkled with salt which might be a twist for this salad, more work of course but tasty.
This is a PERFECT summer salad! I love something that is healthy and I don’t need to turn on the oven! Totally making this!
This is perfect for summer! In the hot months, I only want refreshing cool foods like this! I do love chickpeas too! Totally going on my menu for next week!
I love chickpeas and I buy they dry or in a can. I enjoy having salads with them also and this recipe is super to try.
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I really like chickpeas and am glad to see some recipes with them. I think this would be terrific to take t a picnic.
Looks like a great Summer salad.
This looks so fresh and delicious! I’d love to try it!
We love chickpeas. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for posting! I’m pinning it to Pinterest. 🙂
I have never had chickpeas before but my Mom loves them. She would probably enjoy this salad.
This is a salad I’d like to try, it looks delish. I cook various beans from scratch, including chickpeas, in the slow cooker. Then I look for good recipes like this one!