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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

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.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or a 15 oz can, rinsed and drained)
 1 cup diced cucumber, peeled and seeded
 1 cup grape tomatoes (or cherry tomatoes) halved
 ¼ cup diced red onion
 1 oz 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

Heat your oven to 425°F.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 262mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%

Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.