A favorite salad to offer as a main dish or a side is Greek chickpea salad with an authentic Greek salad dressing!
A variation on the typical Greek Salad! You will adore this chickpea salad dish since it is packed with chickpeas, green peppers (or capsicum), luscious grape tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and red onion.
Greek Chickpea Salad, which is topped with a creamy block of feta cheese, is so adaptable, healthful, and full that it can be served both by itself and as a side dish for any meat or fish.
What Foods Make Into A Greek salad?
Last but not least, the salad that requires the fewest ingredients and the least amount of preparation. There are several Greek salad recipes available online, and they all seem to be delectable. Common elements are:
- cucumber slices
- Olives from Kalamata
- white onion
- Green peppers (or capsicum, if you prefer; optional ingredient).
- cheese feta (crumble before serving, or serve the traditional way, as pictured).
Easy Recipe For Chickpea S
Chickpeas are so adaptable that they can be used in anything! Chickpeas also referred to as garbanzo beans, are very common in the Mediterranean diet and go great in salads like this one.
This salad is filling and ideal to serve as the main course because it is a good source of fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. An added benefit is that it requires no cooking.
I’m sure you’ll love the custom of adding chickpeas to a typical Greek salad even more! Greek salad dressing is customary
Greek dressing only requires four basic ingredients and is incredibly easy to make:
- Almond oil
- alcohol from red wine (or Lemon juice)
- Oregano dried
From here, you can add salt to taste or make the dish using the amounts in the recipe below!
Salad Of Chickpeas And Feta
Add a thick block of creamy feta cheese to the top of our Greek chickpea salad so that your guests can break off as much as they like to eat with their salad or crumble it before serving and incorporating it.
Feta Cheese Varieties
You can use any feta cheese you have on hand, but Danish feta is our favorite because of its creamier, smoother texture. Greek feta is typically crumbly and dry, and you probably prefer that to Danish feta.
In your neighborhood supermarkets, you can also find marinated choices, flavor-infused options, or crumbled feta. Because of how adaptable this salad is, you can use any dressing you like.
The only advice I can give is to pay attention to the ingredients in the dressing and try to stick to flavors that are similar so that the cheese you select complements the flavors in the dressing.
Greek Chickpea Salad
- Olive oil, 1/3 cup
- 3 tablespoons vinegar made from red wine
- 1 teaspoon of garlic mince (or 1 large garlic clove, minced)
- Oregano, dried, two teaspoons (plus extra to serve)
- 14 teaspoons of salt
To make the salad:
- Sliced and halved one large cucumber.
- 10 ounces (300 g) of halved grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1 deseeded and thinly sliced green pepper (capsicum)
- 12 red onion, thinly sliced
- 14 ounce (400 g) can chickpeas washed and drained
- 300 grams (ten ounces) of pitted Kalamata olives
- 3.5 oz (100 g) of creamy, high-quality feta cheese
Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a jug or jar.
Mix all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with half of the dressing. Season with extra salt ONLY IF NEEDED (depends on how salty your feta cheese is).
Top with a brick of feta cheese and drizzle over the remaining dressing.
Serve with chicken, fish, lamb, and beef, the options are endless!