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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (with lime & mint dressing)

Mediterranean salad assembled with onion and lime on the side in a blue dish
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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.

Fresh salad dressing

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 olivey aroma and it suddenly the Mediterranean chickpea salad comes together.

No Mediterranean salad is complete without cheese!

You can make it 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 olivey 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.

Also, skip the cheese and you have a vegan version. Maybe, you could add some crunchy tofu? That would be delicious.

Please refer to my visual reference to see the 4 main types of vegetable cuts.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (with lime & mint dressing)

The flavourful Mediterranean chickpea salad has the crunch of the cucumber, the fruity pepper & the juicy tomato, the freshness of the lime & mint dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: capers, chickpea, cucumber, dressing, lime, Mediterranean, mint, onion, peppers, salad, tomato
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mélanie

Equipment

  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 cup chickpea cooked
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced half 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

Instructions

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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