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Greek Salad with Chickpeas


Greek Salad with Chickpeas
Greek Salad with Chickpeas

A Diabetes-Friendly, High-Fiber and Nutrient-Rich Option


Introduction: Savor the refreshing and wholesome Greek Salad with Chickpeas recipe, highlighting the high fiber content of chickpeas and the various nutrients in the vegetables, making this salad a diabetes-friendly option. This vibrant and flavorful salad is a perfect choice for those seeking a delicious and healthy meal that doesn't compromise their dietary needs.


Ingredients:

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

  • 1 large cucumber, diced

  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, diced cucumber, halved tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, Kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped fresh parsley.

  2. To prepare the dressing, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.

  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss to evenly coat the ingredients.

  4. Refrigerate the Greek Salad with Chickpeas for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Serve chilled or at room temperature, giving the salad a quick toss before serving.

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