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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This healthy Mediterranean Chickpea salad is one of my top vegetarian recipe picks! It's simple to prepare, packed full of nutrients and bursting with flavour! The perfect make-ahead lunch option!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Elysia

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can no salt-added chickpeas 250 mL, rinsed and drained
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Large handful parsley leaves finely chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½-1 tsp. red pepper flakes depending on how spicy you like it
  • ½ cup light feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in frying pan. Add onion and red pepper and cook, stirring over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Stir in chickpeas. Squeeze lemon juice and add parsley, and salt and pepper to taste (optional).
  • Warm the chickpeas through, and then pour into a large bowl and allow to sit for a few minutes. Add feta cheese and toss lightly. Serve by itself or over a bed of spinach, lettuce, brown rice, quinoa or with crispy whole-grain pita chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2433IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2mg
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