Greek chickpea salad

Greek salad is low in calories and nutrient dense, enrich with flavours. This salad contain phytonutrients, antoxidants and vitamins wich reduces the risk of certain chronic diseaes like heart diseaes and cancer. I also used beans and chickpeas that provide protein and make it filling meal for lunch OR served on its own. The best part of this salad is that there is NO cooking required,yes just throw all ingredients once and toss them with dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 fresh tomatoe ( or cherry tomatoes 8-10)
  • 1/2 yellow bellpepper
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 can red kidney beans
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese

For dressing

1/3 cup olive oil

1tablespoon mixed herbs

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon garlic powder

pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make

Whisk togather all dressing ingredients in a jar or jug.

In a large bowl, add all salad ingredients and drained chickpeas, toss with dressing.

Now add feta cheese and combine well.

Enjoy immediately or place in the fridge for later.

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