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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

We all know that a Mediterranean diet is one of the most healthful you can enjoy. With an abundance of fresh ingredients, legumes, and extra virgin olive oil, it's a delicious way to keep your heart "healthy". Try this as a side to some grilled chicken or fish, or put in onto a mound of lettuce and enjoy a vegetarian lunch.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 2 cooked garbanzo (chickpeas) preferred; or 1 (15½ ounce) can, rinsed and drained
 1 cup diced cucumber, peeled and seeded
 1 grape tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes) halved
 0.25 cup diced red onion
 1 block feta cheese, drained of brine
 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
 1 tsp fresh mint, minced
 3 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Colavita Aged Red Wine Vinegar
 Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

1

Heat your oven to 425°F.

2

Place the chick peas and tomatoes in small a rimmed baking sheet.

3

Make a well in the center and place the block of feta cheese there.

4

Drizzle with 2 tbsp of Colavita Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper. Make sure the feta is coated in olive oil.

5

Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the tomatoes start to char and wilt.

6

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cucumber and onion over the top.

7

Mix the remaining Colavita Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar together and drizzle over the top of the salad.

8

Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the fresh parsley and mint. Serve warm with toasted bread.

Ingredients

 2 cooked garbanzo (chickpeas) preferred; or 1 (15½ ounce) can, rinsed and drained
 1 cup diced cucumber, peeled and seeded
 1 grape tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes) halved
 0.25 cup diced red onion
 1 block feta cheese, drained of brine
 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
 1 tsp fresh mint, minced
 3 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 tbsp Colavita Aged Red Wine Vinegar
 Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

1

Heat your oven to 425°F.

2

Place the chick peas and tomatoes in small a rimmed baking sheet.

3

Make a well in the center and place the block of feta cheese there.

4

Drizzle with 2 tbsp of Colavita Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper. Make sure the feta is coated in olive oil.

5

Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the tomatoes start to char and wilt.

6

Remove from the oven and sprinkle the cucumber and onion over the top.

7

Mix the remaining Colavita Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar together and drizzle over the top of the salad.

8

Season with salt and pepper and garnish with the fresh parsley and mint. Serve warm with toasted bread.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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