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Chickpea Salad with Feta and Heirloom Tomatoes


Husband informed me it had been 14 days since I last made him a meal with nutritional value.

So what if I happen to think that peanut butter cookies contain your daily amount of protein and that frozen spinach pizzas offer a variety of nutrients? Apparently, it wasn't going to cut it.

So, I decided to be gourmet and go all Martha on him. I made him this salad. It was so easy. (Like, embarrassingly so). And it was colorful, flavorful and nutritious.

I made husband eat lots so that he would get his veggie fix and forget about all of the cookies I fed him (and called dinner). I am now the trophy wife... that cooks.


Chickpea Salad with Feta and Heirloom Tomatoes
Adapted from: Angie's Recipes

Ingredients

1 tin Chickpeas
2 cups of heirloom tomatoes
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
2 tbsp Fresh chives, chopped
2 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

Tip the chickpeas into a sieve and rinse under cold running water. Drain and place them in a large bowl.
Add the tomatoes, together with crumbled feta and mix into the bowl of chickpeas. Drizzle in the lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine.


49 comments:

  1. atta girl, mary! :) I have all the ingredients lined up for my favorite chickpea/carrot/feta salad tonight. mmm.

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  2. This looks wonderfully healthy and appealing. Your photos of the salad are wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. I like everything in this salad, but really I just want to pick out all those gorgeous little tomatoes and hoard them for yourself! ;)

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  4. This salad is beautiful! Looks deliciously tasty, too. Is there anything better than simple AND delicious?

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  5. This salad is really truly beautiful! Love the colors and your amazing photos!!!

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  6. such a colorful and healthy salad. heirloom tomatoes, oh, my favorite tomatoes.
    love the photos too. thanks for sharing

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  7. I'm with you on the nutritional value of peanut butter cookies! That said, this salad looks delish. I've never been able to find heirloom tomatoes, and I love how gorgeous they are!

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  8. Mmmm I love chickpea salads! I wish I liked tomatoes more because those look wonderful...nutritional value of peanut butter cookies just doesn't matter when they are so good for the soul!

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  9. This salad looks amazing with feta and chickpeas.What clean ingredients and fresh looking.

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  10. Hi Mary. Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself. I'm so pleased to have found yours too. Your recipes look pretty and delicious. This one looks especially appealing. My kids will eat anything with chickpeas in it. The fact that it has cheese too gives it double bonus points. This is one I have to try! Thanks.

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  11. Oooo gorgeous tomatoes. I can't wait until tomato season...bring it on!

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  12. I didn't know you could bake with Nutella INSIDE the cookie! Uh oh. You may have started a serious problem over here. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you. Can't wait to explore more on your blog. Beautiful photos.

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  13. Isn't it funny how the husbands depend on the wives to eat healthy?!! Beautiful salad. Makes me think of summer!

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  14. Wow! What a lovely bowl of salad, look very delish.

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  15. Don't you just love how chickpeas can be added to anything? Whenever I have some sort of sauce leftover from another dish I always toss it together with chickpeas, rice, and some other veggies. So good :)

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  16. Thanks so much for visiting my blog...I love yours and am your latest follower. I'll add you to the blogroll on my blog later today. Anybody who uses Nutella the way you do is aces in my book!! I love hummus, but have never eaten whole chickpeas. I should remedy that soon.

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  17. this looks so lovely! thank you for sharing this and have a great weekend.

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  18. This look really wonderful! A must try for sure. Must agree with Spicy Perspective on the tomatoes... :)
    Thanks for the add by the way. Love the blog!

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  19. delicious healthy salad Mary
    thank you hope you visit us again
    cheers

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  20. What a beautiful salad ~ Have a great weekend.

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  21. Hi Mary,

    Best line ever "Husband informed me it had been 14 days since I last made him a meal with nutritional value."

    Do husbands really say that? Mine is always begging for a hamburger lol! Can you tell your's to talk to mine?

    Your top shot is adorable! I love all those little colorful tomatoes peaking out.

    Laura

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  22. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for finding my blog so I could find yours! This looks delicious!
    Your newest follower,
    Marina @ Yummy Mummy
    http://www.yummymummykitchen.com

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  23. Ohohoho! This is going in the queue!

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  24. I personally agree that peanut butter cookies can and should constitute a meal. But...I can see the other side of the spectrum also. From a distance.

    This salad does look delicious though! I am totally going to make it for lunch this week!

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  25. Oh goodness, this does sound healthy and inviting. Does that mean we can eat more cookies after since we had a healthy dinner? I subscribe to that philosophy!

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  26. This salad looks so tasty! Great recipe.

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  27. Beautiful. I love those tomatoes.

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  28. This is a beautiful and colourful salad, Mary! I love chick peas and if anything has a crumb of feta, I'm there! Please serve me a bowl too! Your husband is very lucky!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm glad you did so, because now I can see your fantastic work! I'm definately coming back for more!

    Cheers,
    Yasmin

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  29. I see you like feta too :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  30. This looks lovely. By March I am always craving the farmer's market and all it's colorful goodies, especially heirloom tomatoes. I love finding new ways to use and enjoy them. Thanks!

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  31. What a healthy AND delicious looking recipe. I love it:)

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  32. What a wonderful, vibrant and flavorful looking salad! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll definitely be giving it a try as the weather warms up!

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  33. Your chickpea salad looks and sounds great--I love all those ingredients, and it's nice that it's such a healthy dish!

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  34. What a gorgeous salad! It must taste as good as it looks!

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  35. Gorgeous salad. I can't wait for tomato season! Thanks for stopping my my blog:)

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  36. mmmmmmm this looks so good, I want to try to make it for dinner tonight!!

    AnUnrefinedGentleman.Blogspot.com

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  37. A wonderfully delicious and healthy salad, so colorful with the heirloom tomatoes!

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  38. It's funny how we can forget how easy and great a nutritious meal can be. I just made dinner last night out of spicy shrimp on spinach salad, and everyone loved it, including the kids. Your salad looks wonderful and definitely healthy!

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  39. ohmygosh I would DEVOUR this! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  40. I love chickpeas in anything and everything! I can't wait to make this salad!

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  41. Yikes! If my husband ever informed me of that I think I would fall over from shock!
    This is so my kind of lunch! I'm missing heirloom tomatoes in a very big way right now!

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  42. of-late I am see too many chickpea salad, is it time for me to make them again ??!! hmm!!
    I really liked your version .. so colorful and looks so tasty..
    Thanks for dropping my in my blog.. me too glad to find you :)
    (((hugs)))

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  43. PS: Following you in Twitter now

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  44. If I eat this for lunch, then that means that I can have lots of the toffee banana cake for dessert, right?

    I am all about chickpeas recently. Do you have a preference for cans or dried beans?

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  45. Mary, thanks for stopping by @ A Little Bit Crunchy. I'm a sucker for beautiful photographs of food and your site is filled with them- especially these tomatoes- yum! I'm a new follower on Facebook. Have a great day. :)

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