Nourish - Chickpea and Feta Salad
This salad is a medley of soft chickpeas, sweet caramelized red onions and salty feta.
It’s delicious on its own or served with a generous fresh summer leaf salad.
- Begin by sautéing the sliced onion in the oil on a medium heat. Stir the onions as they slowly soften and begin to caramelize.
- Add the vinegar and continue until the liquid has evaporated.
- Remove from the heat and tip in the drained chickpeas and gently fold into the onion mix to glaze.
- Once cooled, add the peas (raw or blanched for 30 seconds) and crumbled feta.
- Arrange in a bowl and sprinkle with some fresh sprouts.
This chickpea and feta salad goes very well alongside a plethora of other dishes. Here are some suggestions if you’re looking for any add-on’s to this salad:
- Serve this salad with a slice of Homemade spelt bread smeared with roasted beetroot pesto.
- If you’re eating gluten-free, try out Milda’s Perfect Superfood Bread recipe instead. It’s loaded with nuts and seeds and is a great filling addition to this chickpea and feta salad.
- On the subject of seeds, these easy seed snack crackers with beetroot hummus are delicious and satisfying. If you want something easy and simple, they’re great to add to the salad.
- If you have some chickpea flour lying around, whip up some Socca’s. These are like small pancakes and are a really nice add-on to a salad if you’re looking for a bit more oomph to your meal. Try out this recipe for savoury socca but swap out the green beans for this salad.
Chickpeas are a good source of fiber, protein and iron alongside a whole host of other vitamins and minerals.
They have a mild, nutty flavour that pairs well with many other ingredients making it very versatile.
Feta cheese is a brined, white cheese with a soft and creamy texture.
It contains high amounts of B vitamins, phosphorus and calcium, plus it’s relatively low in fat in comparison to many other cheeses.