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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

The Mediterranean chickpea salad is a fresh single dish suitable for summer lunches on the hottest days. Very easy to prepare, the Mediterranean chickpea salad has many ingredients of the Mediterranean tradition, recalling the flavours of Italy and Greece in a true explosion of colour and flavour. Here is the recipe explained, step by step.

02 August, 2021
Average: 3.3 (12 votes)

serves for



250 gr (tinned, cooked)
Black olives
80 gr
Feta cheese
150 gr
Red onion
1 sprig
Lemon juice
half a lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Black pepper

To Prepare

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Step 01

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad step 01

To prepare the Mediterranean chickpea salad, start with the dressing. Put three tablespoons of oil in a jar. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice, some salt, pepper and chopped parsley.

Step 02

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad step 02

Close the jar tightly and shake it for a few minutes to create a dense and uniform vinaigrette.

Step 03

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad step 03

Break up the feta cheese with your hands.

Step 04

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad step 04

Peel the onion and cut it into thin slices.

Step 05

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad step 05

Wash the cucumbers well and remove the skin in strips with a potato peeler. In this way you will have less peel waste and add colour to the salad. Cut the cucumbers into slices.

Step 06

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad step 06

Put all the ingredients on a plate, including the chickpeas, or in a salad bowl, season with the vinaigrette and toss or mix well.

Curiosities and advice

The Mediterranean chickpea salad can be enriched with cherry tomatoes and corn according to taste. For the dressing, you can replace the lemon with white or red wine vinegar, and instead of parsley, if you like, you can make a mix of herbs such as basil, mint and coriander.

The possibilities of using chickpeas in the kitchen are endless -  from first-courses to snacks.
To give an extra touch to the chickpea salad, you can also add a sliced ​​chilli pepper. To make an even lighter chickpea salad, remove the transparent skin from the chickpeas.

Store your summer chickpea salad in the refrigerator and serve immediately.



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Claudia Concas

Born in Milan on a hot summer’s night in July 1983, Claudia Concas developed a keen interest in good food from childhood: the kitchen has always been her fav