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This Mediterranean Salad With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas is healthy, hearty and also full of protein, vitamins and fiber. Perfect for a weekday lunch.

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Mediterranean Salad With SpicyRoasted Chickpeas

 

Happy Wednesday guys!

This week time has been flying for me, but I guess that’s a good thing!

With the dessert overload last week, I’m all about light and simple dishes this week 🙂

And today I’m sharing a recipe for Mediterranean Salad.

Chickpeas are a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and used is salads, soups and hummus.

They are also known as garbanzo beans and have a delicious, nutty taste and a buttery texture.

At times I feel that they are a little under appreciated, not very popular, but they have a great nutritional value.

Rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants, they are excellent for weigh loss diets.

 

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Mediterranean Salad With Roasted Chickpeas

 

Canned chickpeas are widely available in supermarkets in the US and you can easily use them in a lot of recipes.

They are fully cooked and ready to eat.

At times I find them a little too soft, but I don’t have the habit of buying dry chockpeas.

And since I’m from Bulgaria, chickpeas aren’t new to me! I used to snack on a lot of dry roasted chickpeas as a child, and there were no canned ones around back then.

My great grandma used to soak and then roast raw chickpeas and these used to make a favorite snack.

But since I rarely buy dry chickpeas, I’ve been roasting canned chickpeas with some spices.

I usually use them in salads or enjoy them on their own.

Adding a kick of spiciness makes them the perfect addition for a salad.

Today I’m sharing a very quick and simple Mediterranean salad recipe.

I make this salad very often for lunch and to is packed with wholesome ingredients.

This is a vegetarian version (I’m not a vegetarian), but you can easily add chicken or even steak to this salad.

 

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Green Salad With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

 

The Mediterranean salad is full of flavors, that come pretty well together.

Besides the spicy roasted chickpeas, I used some tomatoes, cucumbers, green onions, roasted red peppers and feta.

For a dressing -you can add your favorite vinaigrette, but since the chickpeas have some flavor from the spices, I usually dress this salad with olive oil and vinegar, and of course season with salt.

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Mediterranean Salad With Spicy Chickpeas

I hope you enjoy it!

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MEDITERRANEAN SALAD WITH SPICY ROASTED CHICKPEAS

This Mediterranean Salad With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas is healthy, hearty and also full of protein, vitamins and fiber. Perfect for a weekday lunch.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

FOR THE ROASTED CHICKPEAS:

  • 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN SALAD:

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, , chopped (or any lettuce of your choice)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, , halved
  • 2-3 large roasted red peppers
  • 1 small english cucumber, , cut into cubes
  • 2 scallions, , chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives

DRESSING:

  • salt, , pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp vinegar, (apple cider or white)

Instructions 

FOR THE ROASTED CHICKPEAS:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C). Line a baking sheet with with aluminum foil.
  • Place chickpeas in a bowl, add olive oil, cumin, chill powder, Cayenne pepper and salt. Toss well, making sure chickpeas are evenly covered with spices.
  • Spread chickpeas in an even layer over baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until they are crisp.
  • Let them cool, before you add them to the salad.

FOR THE SALAD:

  • Add chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, olives, feta cheese and chickpeas to a bowl.
  • Dress with salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 398mg, Potassium: 339mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 6420IU, Vitamin C: 87.5mg, Calcium: 79mg, Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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