Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing

by Katie on July 1, 2015

Chickpea Salad with a delicious and easy Lemon-Dill Dressing. Amazing. That is all.

That’s what I feel like lately. The words have not been flowing and I’ve not been creating new recipes. I guess that’s okay and everyone is entitled to a slump, but I miss it. I miss sharing, writing and creating.

So today I want to share this amazing salad that I created last week. I use create extremely loose, because it’s just fresh produce and chickpeas tossed in Marzetti’s Simply Dressed Lemon Vinaigrette with fresh dill. I like making my own dressings, but there’s not always time for that and this line of dressings are awesome.

If you have an aversion to chickpeas, I challenge you to try them again. I ate and loved hummus knowing that’s what it was, but had a bad experience when I tried chickpeas the first time. It was chickpeas in some type of curry and rice that a co-worker brought in to work one time.

I learned two things after saying no to trying it and being pressured into taking a big old plate of it – say no to curry and peer pressure!  (In case you are wondering…the chickpea curry ended up in the trash in the back of the office.  I’m nice and all, but I just couldn’t finish it.)

I assure you that chickpeas really are good – I have been missing out for a long time by claiming not to like them! This salad is so good and it will be a staple for all of our CSA produce that comes in each week.  You can serve it as is for a side dish or light lunch or you can serve it over salad greens or cooked quinoa.

Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing

 

Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Dill Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3-1/2 cup Simply Dressed Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 1-1 1/2 Tablespoons freshly minced dill
  • 1 container feta

Instructions

  1. Toss the chickpeas and cut veggies in a medium sized bowl. Top with the lemon vinaigrette, dill and feta and toss to mix. Refrigerate until serving.

Notes

You can find Simply Dressed dressings in the refrigerated dressing section at your grocery store.

http://www.cuttingbackkitchen.com/2015/07/01/chickpea-salad-with-lemon-dill-dressing/

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Cherie July 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

This looks amazing….I could probably eat the WHOLE bowl of it!!!

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Katie July 6, 2015 at 11:35 am

I did eat the whole bowl myself?! Not in one sitting, but I sure could have!!!

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