Delicious and protein-rich chickpea salad – perfect for mealprepping!
As some on you might have noticed from my snapchat (mokai_giraf) I am completely obsessed with trying new salad recipes at the moment! I have made so many new yummy salads that I cannot wait to share with you guys! Haha a lot of them contains feta (because feta is pretty much the best thing ever), buuut I am trying to make a lot of feta’less ones as well for those of you who prefer that and also just to keep myself from eating crazy amounts of feta all day everyday ;)
One of the salads that does contain feta though is this delicious chickpea salad. I love that it is beyond easy to make, full of protein from the chickpeas + it is just so delicious and flavorful! The best part is that it is perfect for meal prepping as you can make a big batch and it won’t get all soggy in the fridge! I have kept mine in the fridge for 3 days (I made a big batch, but it was still gone quite fast) and it stays perfectly fresh and crisp – even with the dressing mixed in :)
Make sure you check out my favorite watermelon summer salad as well, it is beyond delicious!
Ingredients, 2-4 servings as a side:
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 red onion*
1/2 red bell pepper
1 handful fresh herbs**
75 grams (2.65 ounces) of feta, crumbled
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, crushed
Salt + pepper
*adjust amounts to your liking, I have been told I tend to go overboard with onion ;)
**I prefer to use either fresh basil, flat leaf parsley or cilantro
Simply add the chickpeas to a bowl and top them with the chopped cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion and fresh herbs of your choice. Then whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt + pepper and pour it over the salad. Mix well so everything is coated and either serve right away with the crumbled feta cheese or let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the dressing really marinate everything. Enjoy!