Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Chickpea salad recipe

Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl. Whisk balsamic dressing, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour about half th

Serving Size:

4

Category:

Special Info:

Egg free, Gluten free, Nut free

Ingredients:

  • 400g can chick peas, drained
  • ½ red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped
  • 1 punnet grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 60g salad leaves
  • ¼ cup basil leaves
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 100g feta, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic dressing
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl.

Whisk balsamic dressing, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Pour about half the dressing over the salad and toss well.

Add more dressing if needed.

Notes:

  • I like to drain the chick peas, rinse in cold water and drain again – gets all the starchy coating off them.
  • I didn’t have any feta in the fridge, so used some goat’s cheese, which tasted wonderful, but didn’t hold up very well with the tossing.
  • Fried squares of haloumi cheese are also fabulous in this dish.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.