This Greek Chickpea Salad recipe with a twist, is one of the easiest, quickest most flavorful meals you can make. It is packed with protein, nutrients, antioxidants, healthy fats and is super versatile. Check out my tips below to modify it to your liking!
Mediterranean food is known for its wonderful health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. The main reason for this is because of the high amounts of omega-3’s, vegetables and plant-based proteins!
Tips and Substitutes:
I love using chickpeas for this recipe because of the texture. You can also use lentils or tofu feta for the protein! I have used all three and love them all. If you want to make homemade feta, check out my favorite vegan feta recipe by Hannah from Two Spoons!
I highly recommend using cucumber or zucchini. If you want a more fresh-tasting meal go for cucumber. If you want a hearty hot meal choose zucchini. Red onion, cherry tomatoes and olives are all great choices too!
I tend to lean more towards fresh parsley but you can choose any fresh herbs that you like! I have used cilantro and basil in the past as well. Za’atar also goes really well with this recipe. I recommend purchasing this Za’atar by a wonderful vegan blogger local to the Bay Area!
I love love love adding dolmas to this meal! I think they pair perfectly well. I get my dolmas from Trader Joe’s so I’m not sure how authentic they are haha. I also recommend adding cayenne or red pepper flakes if you like spice.
Greek Chickpea Salad Highlights
Fast and easy to make
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
High in protein
Filled with fiber
Delicious and savory!