Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Chickpea, Vegetable, and Feta Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Chickpea, Vegetable, & Feta Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing | A Hoppy Medium

Don't get me wrong: I love the usual pasta salads and potato salads that make an appearance at almost every summer barbecue. But sometimes, I'd like to not binge on carbs all day (keyword: sometimes). And if I'm the one responsible for said "side dish," in the middle of the summer heat wave, I sure as heck don't want to cook anything either.

That, my friends, is where this side dish comes in.

No cooking required. No heavy carbs. Mostly just nutritious ingredients covered in tangy feta, lemon juice, and nutty tahini.

Let's eat.

Chickpea, Vegetable, and Feta Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing | A Hoppy Medium

Chickpea, Vegetable, & Feta Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing
Yields: 6 servings

Salad:
-1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
-1 red bell pepper, diced
-1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
-3 scallions, chopped (white AND green parts!)
-1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
-1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
-Salt and black pepper, to taste

Dressing:
-2 tablespoons tahini
-Juice of 1 lemon
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:
1.) In a large mixing bowl, combine chickpeas, vegetables, parsley, and feta cheese. Season lightly with salt and black pepper; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2.) After 30 minutes is up, whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. (Texture of "dressing" will be thick; this helps prevent any leftovers from getting runny and soggy). Carefully stir dressing into salad until well-coated. Serve, and enjoy!

Chickpea, Vegetable, & Feta Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing | A Hoppy Medium

Summer in a bowl. With lots of feta for good measure. 

Your next barbecue needs this.

2 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for salads like this. Pinning for later!

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    1. Awesome! Let me know if you make it. :)

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