Mediterranean Chickpea Salad II
Quick, easy, refreshing and healthy! Most of the ingredients you already have in your home!
Quick, easy, refreshing and healthy! Most of the ingredients you already have in your home!
Four stars as written but five stars with my changes. I used a red onion and about 8 seeded Campari tomatoes. I also added a 4 oz package of crumbled basil & tomato feta cheese and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar. I served this in whole-wheat pita bread with romaine lettuce. Delicious!Read More
I made significant changes to this to give it some pizazz - hence the 3 stars. I added a diced cumcumber, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tsp dried oregano, and doubled most everything else. It's definitely a good base to start with and then play with your own extras.Read More
Four stars as written but five stars with my changes. I used a red onion and about 8 seeded Campari tomatoes. I also added a 4 oz package of crumbled basil & tomato feta cheese and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar. I served this in whole-wheat pita bread with romaine lettuce. Delicious!
Sooooo good! I did change some things: I used purple onion and cilantro instead of parsley (just because I like the flavor better). I added a little salt and pepper to taste and an extra lemon. I could eat this everyday! Love it!
This is a very good basic recipe, with a few addition it's a great salad. It really needs feta cheese, I also added a cucumber and a little of red vinegar. Very light but satisfying salad!
I made significant changes to this to give it some pizazz - hence the 3 stars. I added a diced cumcumber, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 tsp dried oregano, and doubled most everything else. It's definitely a good base to start with and then play with your own extras.
I marinate all of the ingrediants in a balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil overnight and serve with Hot crusty Italian bread.
Great salad to toss together, though I recommend doing it at least 8 hours before so all the flavors can blend. I used a whole slicing tomato and whole bell pepper, and cilantro instead of the parsley. I also added a tablespoon red wine vineager, added oregeno and cumin for flavor, as well as a salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste. Next time I think I'll use a red onion, but it was good with a regular Vidalia!
Great dish and so healthy. I would recommend using a red onion for additional flavor and letting the salad marinate overnight. It was great as a side dish.
Not bad at all for a last minute salad in a pinch with all ingredients almost always at hand. Not a big fan of the chopped onion, I'd rather see it very thinly sliced. I welcomed this recipe for its lighter dressing rather than one drowning in vinegar, and the chopped fresh parsley livens this up. The recipe assumes, of course that you'll "salt and pepper to taste."
Brought this to a party and it was a hit! Used grape tomato's instead of romas and added feta cheese (sun dried tomato and basil). The olive oil and fresh lemon juice make an excellent dressing. Fresh and good for you. A+
Great! I used sundried tomatoes instead of fresh and decreased the oil accordingly. Thanks for a great salad!
Great idea!! We did make lots of modifications though (which would make it a 4 or 4.5 star dish). I added an extra roma tomato. I sauted my garlic, onion, and green pepper in the 2 Tbsp of oil for a milder flavor (I dont care much for raw onion). We added sliced black olives and crumbled feta cheese too...so good! We swapped out the parlsey for cilantro, which I think is tastier and was cheaper anyway at the store. If I had thought about it, I would have purchased artichoke hearts or hearts of palm to add, too. We ate it over romaine lettuce for our main dish and it totally hit the spot!!
This is a delicious and simple dish. I've brought it to several picnics and potlucks, it is always appreciated :)
I sorry to say that this did not live up to my expectations at all. Thought it would be wonderful and although it is not bad - the flavours never seem to meld (overnight). I doubt I would make this again without serious changes. I really don't know what is missing. Perhaps it is texture, might try adding some black olives or perhaps some small bits of a mild feta cheese.
used cilantro instead of parsely and really enjoyed this salad
This is a great base recipe with personal tweakings. Started with 3 cans chickpeas. I used red vinegar and evoo for the "dressing" and added cilantro instread of parsley (has more flavor). Used red onion instead of the bland green onion. Seasoned with coarse ground black pepper and just a pinch of Cajun seasoning. Put in one small chopped cucumber and 1-1/2 seeded Roma tomatoes and had a can of artichoke hearts (drained and cut into bite size pieces) which had in cupboard. Let all sit in refrigerator overnight and put crumbled feta cheese upon serving each individual so they could decide if they wanted. Such an easy and good recipe that you can tweak to your family's taste buds ! Try it - you'll like it !
My husband and I both loved this. It was easy to throw together and chill while I made Balsamic and Rosemary Grilled Salmon. A nice summery salad, and really quick to make.
This was a refreshing use of chick peas and so easy! I used what I had - chopped red bell pepper, no tomato, cilantro, parsley, basil, green onion, feta chunks - it was all good!
I followed the recipe exactly and the taste was great. I was surprised that it didn't need salt (something I am trying to cut out). Next time, I would replace the green pepper with red pepper, and add cucumber as suggested by others. I would make this again. Tasty.
On it's own, it isn't anything to write home about. I did forget the parsley but I don't think that would have made a difference for me. But when I ate it on my plate with the turkey/quinoa meatloaf, and my romaine salad w/Ken's lite sweet vidalia onion dressing, it was quite good. The sweet vidalia onion dressing just makes anything taste better
Sooooooo Delicious... refreshing! Better then next day!!! I added salt.
I would recommend only using half an onion - this turned out to have too much for my taste. Otherwise it was great!
So simple and delicious!! Have been making this for years and the only thing I do differently is add sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste, and a lot more parsley, usually 1/4 cup or more. My husband requests this often and I'm happy to make it because it's so quick and easy. A perfect summer time side dish!
One of my new favorites! Didn't change a thing! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe!
Great color, texture and flavor! I added some yellow summer squash to the ingredients, and used lime instead of lemon. This is a nice salad!
This was delicious. Used Cilantro instead of parsley. Also added some feta cheese to kick it up a notch.
I altered this a fair bit, and really liked it! 3 times the tomato, 1/2 the olive oil, no onion or parsley, added some cucumbers, fresh chives and onion powder. I used lemon juice from a bottle instead of freshly squeezed.
Awesome. Fast, easy, nutritious, and delicious! Great with a soup & sandwich.
this is awesome! i ran out of lemon juice though :( but it still tastes really good. its light and filling, i added extra parsley, and extra tomoato is super yummy. i aslo added a little less olive oil. thanks for the recipe!
Very yummy! I added cilantro and feta cheese.
very bland and lacking on interesting flavor. Like others I had to add a lot of seasonings to get it to edible
i make this all the time; however, i also add sliced cucumber and kalamata olives (& some olive brine), 1/4 red onion, feta, oregano, and a jalapeno or serrano pepper, if i have any on hand. i add cilantro to the parsley. it also needs some cracked pepper (well, more than some) and kosher salt. occasionally, i use jalapeno- or lemon-infused EVOO, as well. it's currently my fave meal of the day. it's also pretty much the only way i'll eat green bell peppers.
This was very tasty and easy to make. I added chopped cucumber and feta as well. My whole family loved it!
I used green onions out of my garden, also added fresh mint, and instead of vinegar I used 4 small key limes. Only had a yellow pepper. I like garlic so added more. Turned out great
Great salad! With the lettuce and spinach scare, I've been looking for salad options, and this is perfect. I added a touch of wine vinegar to this recipe and would use a red onion next time, but it is a big hit with the family.
Good but needed a little extra kick. I will probably try again with some of the added changes suggested by other reviewers.
I loved this salad! I added some fresh basil and some roasted pine nuts.. yummie!
This recipe is "flat". There needs to be a seasoning taste - whether you add salt and pepper, feta cheese, blue crumbled cheese, balsamic vinegar...These are the suggestions also in the reviews. If you don't have "confidence" around flavors, then "trust" these suggestions. Add cukes, carrots etc...Great side dish!
Could tell by the photo and list of ingredients this would be amazing and it was! Definitely will become a favorite and usually always have the ingredients on hand. Minor changes: did not have fresh parsley, so added dried, and added one or two more Roma tomatoes. May try adding fresh basil when available. May be fun to experiment with other herbs too, but the main ingredients as listed make a great salad..
Love it! Did make some adjustments based on taste (I love onions, but don't think it needs a whole one), and availability - couldn't find any type of parsley in Okinawa, so I used a Tablespoon of Goya's Recaito, "Cilantro Cooking Base." Great lunch, thanks!!
Very good- flavorful and crisp- can't wait to serve this with a summer barbecue! Thanks!
Nice basic recipe. I added red bell pepper, English cucumber, feta cheese (goat or sheep milk, no cow milk-based "feta"), cilantro instead of parsley, 3 tomatoes, oregano, cumin and salt/pepper to taste. I agree that a splash of red wine vinegar improves the taste. With these modifications, I would give it 5 stars.
I normally make the Goya Mediterranean salad from the site. I thought I would try a different one for a change, but I really had to tweak this after tasting it as is. Only change I had made was just using a 1/4 of an onion, but the raw onion and green pepper was just so over powering. I ended up having to double all of the ingredients but those two, to balance the flavors. I was able to save it by doing that and adding some seasonings. However, the next day it still had that raw onion and pepper crunch and pronounced flavor. Will more likely toss this one unfortunately.
Made this exactly to the recipe early in the morning so as to let the flavours come together. Tasted it at 5pm as I had company coming it was so bland, so I added red wine vinegar and oregano it was better but not great will not be making again. There was a lot left after my company left so it didn’t go down well.
Pretty bland as is. Needs more acid, salt and pepper maybe a little heat....like jalapeño. I'll make this recipe again but with more ingredients...update: followed recipe but added 3 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 extra lemon it became a 4 star
Delicious and refreshing! flavor medley is great! everyone liked!
I loved this. It was exactly what I used to buy at the health food store for much more of course. If you don't love "healthy" food, it isn't something that will change your mind. My husband loves chickpeas but wouldn't eat this. His loss!
We loved this with a few changes. I substituted cucumbers for the bell pepper since I didn't have any, and added a clove of garlic, some feta cheese and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar. Yum!
Hmmm. Seems all good .... BUT needs some spices ... salt, pepper, oregano....something. Good basic salad, but ya gotta spice it up some how. Good starter salad recipe.
I would add feta cheese next time I make it. We liked it.
I bought everything pre chopped at Publix and added feta
I added feta cheese. It was yummy.
Very good and very simple! I used red pepper instead of green, and I also added salt and pepper to taste, a touch of curry powder and a pinch of cayenne to give a bit of a kick. Great as a side or just as a snack. :)
A very tasty addition to any Mediterranean meal.
Got compliments for it. Simple easy and tasty. Thanks
made it with only 2 slices of onion, finely diced but was told it was still too oniony. Next time will use green onions.
What a great 'go to' salad both for a meal as well as snacking! Just be careful not to add too much garlic! Delish!!!
Came out great. We enjoyed it. Will be making it over and over again. Left out the parsley.
Love this recipe - can be made in just a few minutes and tastes great! Added more lemon for more tangy flavour.
Added red wine vinegar, cucumbers, mint and lemon juice! The Best!
Excellent when cilantro is added as well.
The fresh garlic is too overwhelming. It was still refreshing because of all the veggies and lemon juice.
I followed the recipe exactly, except I used a regular onion instead of a red one. I didn't like it as much as all of my guests did, but all of my guests thought it was the best dish of the night. I found it a bit bland and thought that perhaps a splash of balsamic would help, but all that aside, thanks :)
Fantastic with a savory dish especially. Next time I would cut the lemon to half. Otherwise, felt healthy and tasted great.
Nice refreshing salad for a hot summer day. I wouldn't change a thing.
I thought it needed sweetening so I used some finely sliced Vidalia onion instead of chopped . Feta cheese crumbles added a bit of tartness.
came out great
It is A very refreshing salad with lots of protein!
I would make it again, but with a little less lemon. I put cilantro instead of parsley.
Quick and easy to make as a side or take as a dish for a potluck. Will definitely make this again!
I would make this dish again and my family love it too
sorry, it was very bland. felt unfinished. really needed more flavor.
It was great summer salad and goes well with BBQ. Added feta and cucumber like other reviews.
I liked the lime juice instead of the lemon and the white wine vinegar with the sweet red onion and some sun flower seeds, MY goodness I couldn't stop eating this dish. I had it every day practically all summer!
As suggested by a previous reviewer I also added feta cheese and about a tablespoon of red wine vinegar. The dressing was great!
I didn’t have a green bell pepper so I used a seeded jalapeño to give it some zip. The salad was way too oniony and gave me agita. I sautéed the leftovers the next day and it was quite good after the onions caramelized and the flavors blended.
Too much onion! Next time will use half as much. Red wine vinegar was a good addition.
Needed a little more zip. I added 1 Tbs cider vinegar. It had better flavor the next day. Make ahead to let the flavors blend together.
This is a great summer salad. I made some changes per the reviews & my taste: balsamic vinegar, cilantro (instead of parsley), feta cheese, red onion, black olives. Marinating overnight is a good ide but not totally necessary. I like it over a bed of spinach or just plain. Thanks for the healthy, tasty salad!
Loved the flavors and knowing that it can be part of a heart healthy diet - quick and easy to make as a side