Flavourful Mediterranean chickpea salad will be your new obsession once you try it. The lime and mint dressing adds an irresistible fresh taste to the salad. Packed with chickpeas, it brings you the protein you need to fuel you up!
Whether you make it for a potluck, a side dish for a BBQ or a double batch to have for lunch at work, you will not be disappointed by this Mediterranean chickpea salad.
The crunch of the cucumber, the fruity yellow pepper and the juicy tomato pair perfectly with the chickpeas. The purple onion and the capers are the character of the salad along with the lime and mint dressing.
How To Make A Mediterranean Salad?
Making this recipe is really simple and does not require too much preparation time. The main step is cutting ”chop, chop, chop’! If you need a little reminder on how to cut an onion, I made a tutorial for you with a video.
Since a picture speaks a thousand word, there is one that might help you when it comes to the 4 main types of vegetable cuts.
TIP: If cutting is not your forte, just try to have all your ingredients cut in about the same size, it will present better.
CHEESE! You can make this Mediterranean salad to your taste but feta is where I am at when it comes to blending this ingredients together. Eventually, I would consider goat cheese but feta is definitely a must.
I did not put too much for picture purposes but in real life, I added more to my plate. Think of these capers, the olive flavour, the mint, the lime and all these crunchy vegetables: BOOM, you have your Mediterranean chickpea salad. A great vegetarian option for your meatless Mondays or your vegetarian friends.
VEGAN? Skip the cheese and there you go. Maybe, you could add some crunchy tofu? That would be delicious.
What Dressing Goes Well With This Salad?
The Mediterranean chickpea salad is paired with a simple yet delicious dressing. A simply lime juice, fresh chopped mind and olive oil, you can assembled this dressing in a minute and tossed in the salad.
The burst of flavours added by the dry capers is tangy and aromatic. The lemony tastes they have is the perfect pair to the lime and mint dressing. Capers also have that olivy aroma and it suddenly the Mediterranean chickpea salad comes together.
ADD ONS? But, hey, if you want olives, add olives! Also, if you have leftovers of cooked quinoa, plain orzo or some brown rice, you can toss some with it.
Please refer to my visual reference to see the 4 main types of vegetable cuts.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (with lime & mint dressing)
- Chef knife
- Cutting board
For the salad
- 1 cup chickpea cooked
- 1 cup cucumber,
dicedhalf of one more or less
- 3/4 cup yellow pepper, diced 1 pepper
- 1/2 cup purple onion, julienned 1/2 onion
- 3/4 cup tomato, diced 1 tomato
- 2 tbsp dry capers
For the dressing
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp mint, thinly chopped
- Sea salt to taste
- 1/4 cup grated feta more to taste
For the salad
- Prepare and cut all the vegetables as requested in the ingredient list. Refer to the article ''4 main types of vegetable cuts'' if necessary. (link above recipe card)
- In a bowl or deep dish, put all the salad ingredients.
- Sprinkle with feta.
For the dressing
- In a small bowl, pour all ingredients and whisk until the vinaigrette is well mixed.
- Pour over the salad and toss.
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