Heart Healthy Chickpea and Tomato Salad Recipe

This quick and easy chickpea and tomato salad is made with healthy Mediterranean ingredients. Chickpeas are a nutrient-rich powerhouse, and they're even better when paired with tangy feta cheese, olives, and red onion.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 6 servings
2 cans (15.5 oz each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/8 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
2 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
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Directions
Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, olives, feta cheese and red onion. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Add the dressing to the chickpea mixture and toss. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss gently. Add tomatoes, basil and parsley and season with the salt and black pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 284
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Per serving:
calories:284
total fat:10g
sat fat:2g
cholesterol:8mg
sodium:366mg
total carb:33g
fibers:9g
proteins:14g

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Carly Baldwin
I make a big bowl of this and have it for lunch all week long. Very filling and lots of good fiber. Keeper recipe

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Heart Healthy Chickpea and Tomato Salad Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 6 servings
2 cans (15.5 oz each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/8 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
2 oz reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
Directions
Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, olives, feta cheese and red onion. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Add the dressing to the chickpea mixture and toss. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss gently. Add tomatoes, basil and parsley and season with the salt and black pepper to taste. Toss gently to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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