Chickpea salad

Chickpea salad




  • 400g can chick peas, drained
  • half a red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, chopped
  • 1 punnet grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • half a cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 60g salad leaves
  • half a cup basil leaves
  • half a cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 100g feta, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic dressing
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl.

Whisk balsamic dressing, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Pour about half the dressing over the salad and toss well.

Add more dressing if needed.


  • I like to drain the chick peas, rinse in cold water and drain again it gets all the starchy coating off them.
  • I didnt have any feta in the fridge, so used some goats cheese, which tasted wonderful, but didnt hold up very well with the tossing.
  • Fried squares of haloumi cheese are also fabulous in this dish.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.

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