Mediterranean Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Mediterranean Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Celebrate lunch with Uproot Kitchen’s light and refreshing Mediterranean salad topped with crispy chickpeas! Munch bright flavors and crunchy textures drizzled in a creamy hummus dressing. Toss up this salad recipe to save time on busy workdays. It’s perfect for a brown bag lunch — just store the salad and chickpeas in separate airtight containers.

Mediterranean Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Ingredients

For the crispy chickpeas

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Mediterranean salad

  • 1/3 cup quinoa (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups (4 ounces) salad greens
  • 1/4 cup hummus
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled pita chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Drain and rinse chickpeas, and dry them off using a kitchen dishcloth. Spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil.

Drizzle chickpeas with olive oil, salt and garlic powder. Toss to combine.

Roast for 25 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook quinoa per package instructions. Let cool.

In a large bowl, toss sliced veggies, quinoa and salad greens.

In a small bowl, combine hummus, lemon juice and water to make the dressing. Drizzle over the salad, and toss until coated.

To serve, top salad with chickpeas and crumbled pita chips.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

Per serving: Calories: 275; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 406mg; Carbohydrate: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 10g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 386mg; Iron: 20%; Vitamin A: 56%; Vitamin C: 200%; Calcium: 9% 

Westbrook_HeadshotMarisa Westbrook is a public health professional and food blogger who shares healthy recipes for active lifestyles. By using whole ingredients, getting workouts in, and walking to fro-yo, she finds a healthy living balance. Visit her blog Uproot Kitchen for healthy recipes, travel and restaurant recaps, and active lifestyle tips, or connect with her via TwitterFacebook & Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Marisa Westbrook. Original recipe published on Uproot Kitchen.

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