Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad



I can say in all honesty that, with the exception of hummus, I am not a particular chickpea (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) fan. I always thought, in the absence of heavy seasoning, that they bordered on the waxy and insipid, but, hey, that's just me. Then I ran across this recipe on the Two Peas and Their Pod blog. I stared at the list of ingredients, questioned the absence of dressing other than the drizzle of lime juice, and figured that this just couldn't possibly be any good. So I tried it. It certainly is easy, not to mention quick to put together; in five minutes this salad was made and plated. It is also attractive and fresh looking, AND it is delicious. Really! And no one was more shocked about this than I was. It is rich in protein and fiber, making it filling and satisfying as well, so equally suitable as a main dish as it is a side. Give it a try, and let me know what you think. Oh, one more thing, do not eliminate any of the ingredients. Each one is essential to the overall success of this tasty salad.
Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad

rinsed and drained
2 avocados, pitted, and chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons green onion
1/3 cup feta cheese
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and black pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, green onion, feta cheese, and lime juice. Stir until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.  

Makes 4 side dish or 2 main dish servings.
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4 comments:

In Good Flavor said...

This is such a great recipe, so healthy and SO flavorful! I'll have to make it soon.

Marigene said...

This sounds really delicious to me, but I like garbanzo beans...and cilantro. I add cilantro to green salads or anything I think it would help. It's something you either like or don't, no in between. I am going to try this right off...thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I got the chickpeas, avocado, lime, green onions (from my garden), and cilantro to try this today, but I forgot the feta. :( Going to figure out something else to sprinkle on it - can't wait to try it, it looks so good.

Joanna Bolton said...

I just made the salad. DELICIOUS!
Thanks for the recipe!