I make up this chickpea salad and keep it in the fridge for lunches all week long - store the extra cukes and red peppers covered in water and snack on them during the week too. Takes just a few minutes to prepare and keeps very well in a tightly sealed container. Also, good topped with feta and tomatoes just before serving.
- 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas
- 1⁄2 cucumber, diced (peeled if you like)
- 1⁄2 red pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- sea salt, to taste
- lemon juice, to taste
- 2 -3 whole wheat pita bread, cut in half
- red leaf lettuce
- Combine all ingredients except pita's and lettuce. Chill at least 20 minutes before serving to let flavors mingle.
- Cut pita bread in half, line both side with a few lettuce leaves.
- Just before serving, spoon chickpea mixture into lettuce lined pita's; topping with feta and baby tomatoes if desired (I think its good without it).
Wonderfully fresh, and easy recipe! This is so tasty! I followed this exactly~except I used dried chickpeas, and cooked them until completely cooked. I love the use of cucumber, onion, pepper, and oregano. I made a flat-bread sandwich with added tofu. Great, and absolutely terrific! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* March 2009.
Great recipe! It's fresh, healthy and delicious - just what I like in a recipe. I did use extra oregano and lemon juice to give a bit more flavor to the dressing, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Instead of serving in pita bread I just ate it as a salad with feta and tomatoes. This is a perfect salad to make on Sunday night for a few work lunches during the week. Thanks for posting.
Made this as a regular salad, thought the dressing could use a bit more seasoning for my taste. Will definitely use up the left over salad with pita and leftover tzatziki for a great lunch. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT 6.