Chopped zucchini, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh basil in a light balsamic dressing. Or you can use red wine vinegar! Makes a great side dish or light lunch. Not necessary, but best if chilled at least a couple hours to let flavors blend.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix zucchini, chickpeas, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, feta, Kalamata olives, olive oil, basil, vinegar, rosemary, capers, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 19g; fat 18.5g; cholesterol 11.1mg; sodium 514.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2014
Very nice salad. Definitely mix the dressing ingredients separately as noted by other reviewers. I took it to a party and served it on shredded lettuce. I'm now using the leftovers in tossed salad. Read More
(14)
139 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2014
Very nice salad. Definitely mix the dressing ingredients separately as noted by other reviewers. I took it to a party and served it on shredded lettuce. I'm now using the leftovers in tossed salad. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2014
My husband made this last night with only a couple of substitutions - I don't care for chickpeas so he used great northern beans instead roma tomatoes from our garden instead of grape tomatoes and we didn't have white balsamic vinegar so he used a little regular balsamic and white vinegar combined. Delicious!!! We ate as a side dish with grilled chicken and it was a perfect meal. I brought some for lunch today and cannot wait to eat it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
Delicious, refreshing and hearty salad for the hot days of summer -- and also an excellent gluten-free substitute for pasta salad. A larger portion is a meal in itself. I plan to make this Sunday afternoon for work lunches next week. Incidentally, I used red balsamic vinegar instead of white (because that's what I had in the house) and it was still great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2016
Very good! Loved the pungent flavors of the feta and kalamata olives. Definitely only mix what you will eat with your meal and keep the rest of the salad and dressing separate until ready to eat again. Otherwise although the taste is fine it looks very unappealing after sitting in the fridge overnight. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2015
This was EPIC!!! I used regular balsamic and regular oregano because my grocery store and my cabinet are both pretty basic. Even with those changes this salad was a home run. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
mix the dressing separately, then add to the salad. let marinade in fridge for a couple hours for the best flavors, very good, will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2016
This recipe was SO GOOD it made me lose my mind. Bonkers. Yummy wow. I did make it larger & added the juice of a fresh lemon squeezed in.... Also I added some cucumber and used 50/50 Balsamic / Champagne vinegar in the dressing (because that's what I had on hand). MIND BLOWN - delicious! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2016
I would not make a single change. This recipe has a very surprising fresh taste from so few ingredients. I would recommend not eating it until flavors have blended so perhaps let it meld for overnight. I am most definitely making this a staple favourite in our household. The whole family "loved" it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2015
Tasty. I followed the recipe the first time I made this delicious salad. The second time I used black beans instead of chick peas. Also delicious. This is tasty for lunch and a quick snack at any time of the day. Good with an assortment of olive oils and balsamic vinegars..I have mixed orange olive oil with blackberry ginger and cider vinegar. Tasty and healthy. Read More
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