Are you ready for your new favorite healthy meal prep dish? Look no further than this Simple Mediterranean Chickpea Salad – packed with nutrition and flavor!
I love adding in a variety of plant-based proteins throughout my week – if you aren’t used to incorporating plant-based proteins, try out beans or lentils to start. They’re both packed with fiber and heart healthy nutrition, plus they’re usually extremely affordable! Chickpeas are high in fiber, which helps keep your gut microbiome happy. They’re also helpful for keeping your blood sugar levels steady – which means longer lasting energy.
What I love most about this recipe is that it is SO. SIMPLE. Only 9 main ingredients plus a few pantry staples. It’s extremely useful for meal prep as it lasts really well in the fridge – the flavors keep marinating together to increase the taste even more! Plus it’s totally customizable – don’t like cheese? Leave it off. Want more oomph? Add some olives. Try different herbs. Do with it what you want!Print
This fresh, healthy salad is the perfect lunch or side dish to add to your weekly routine! Packed with fiber and antioxidants, plus TONS of flavor. (GF)
- 2 cans low-sodium chickpeas
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- black pepper, to taste
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
Wash and chop all veggies. Add chickpeas, diced tomatoes, diced cucumber, diced bell pepper, diced onion, and finely chopped parsley and mint to a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Drizzle with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice and continue to mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper and add in crumbled feta. Enjoy!
Keywords: mediterranean chickpea salad, simple chickpea salad
My favorite way to enjoy this salad is as a quick on-the-go lunch during a busy work week, or as a side dish to a dinner at home. Either way, you can’t go wrong! And if you like this dish, you’ll love this recipe: Flavorful Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.