Strapatsada with a Chickpea Rice Salad

Serve Strapatsada—a Greek dish of tomatoes, feta, and scrambled eggs—over brown rice studded with chickpeas, olives, and a bright lemon and tahini sauce for a hearty meal in no time.

Strapatsada with a Chickpea Rice Salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons tahini


  1. Shred tomatoes with a box grater (this should yield about 1 cup grated tomato).

  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in 1 cup grated tomato and the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes are broken down and most of the water is evaporated, about 7 minutes.

  3. Add eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to tomato mixture. Cook until eggs are set, gently stirring, about 3 minutes. They should be soft but not watery. Fold in feta and oregano. Keep warm.

  4. Stir together rice, chickpeas, olives, parsley, lemon zest, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk together lemon juice and tahini in a small bowl and pour over rice mixture. Toss gently to coat. Serve egg mixture over rice mixture. If you like, sprinkle with additional tomato, oregano, and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
22g Fat
43g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 293mg 98%
Sodium 799mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 17g
Potassium 451mg 10%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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