Chickpea Salad with Feta and Sundried Tomatoes

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This chickpea salad is tasty and healthy, high in fiber, protein and full of flavours! Tossed with sundried tomatoes and reduced fat feta cheese, perfect for a light but filling lunch.

  • 1 tin / 350 g Chickpeas
  • 100 g Sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and diced
  • 120 g Low fat feta, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 Small red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Tip the chickpeas into a sieve and rinse under cold running water. Drain and place them in a large bowl. Drain the sundried tomatoes and finely dice.
  2. Add the chopped sundried tomatoes, together with crumbled feta, chopped chives and chilli into the bowl of chickpeas. Drizzle in the lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to combine.

88 comments:

Belinda @zomppa 18/2/11 14:04

I'm such a chickpea fan...looks like a great meal for this warm weekend!

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Peter M 18/2/11 14:08

Angie, a gorgeous side dish and hey, hey...you've got Feta in there!

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Dr.Sameena Prathap
18/2/11 14:08

Hey Angie,

Simple and yet healthy salad...:)Lovely picture...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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peachkins 18/2/11 14:08

the chickpea and sun-dried tomato must taste fantastic!

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Katrina 18/2/11 14:18

I've really been into chickpeas lately. This looks like an awesome recipe! Sent some buzz your way! :)

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Paul Jennette 18/2/11 14:21

Looks great Angie!! As always of course. Love that you put in sundried Tomatoes and the red chili! Have a great weekend!!

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doggybloggy 18/2/11 14:28

I can just imagine the double tanginess of the tomatoes and the feta - what a great salad.

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Cherine 18/2/11 14:29

This salad looks fabulous!

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alison 18/2/11 14:32

love chickpea salads,your looks so scrumptious!

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Ana Rita 18/2/11 14:50

Nice salad ..Here in Portugal we eat all the time this type of salad with tuna or codfish....
Try it!

Kiss
Rita

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aipi 18/2/11 15:18

My favorite salad..healthy , hearty n filling!


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Raw_Girl 18/2/11 15:32

Fantastic salad. would never have thought of combining chickpea and chives. thanks for the inspiration.

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kitchen flavours 18/2/11 15:41

I love chickpeas, and your salad looks wonderful! I will have to incorporate chickpeas in my salads!

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ravienomnoms 18/2/11 15:53

Oh that sounds just sensational! I love all those ingredients!

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Andrea the Kitchen Witch 18/2/11 16:02

This salad has lots of my favorite ingredients in it. It looks delicious and perfect to usher in spring :)

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 18/2/11 16:13

The flavors in your salad are so perfect with chickpeas! Looks outstanding!

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Sharmilee! :) 18/2/11 16:19

Healthy and filling salad...looks very fresh n tempting

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Happy Cook 18/2/11 16:21

Wowo I want to have a share of this delicious salade.

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Kate @ Diethood.com 18/2/11 16:32

Ooooooh that's so good! Definitely one of my favorite ways to eat chickpeas... I just haven't had sundried tomatoes in it...thanks for the tip.

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sangeeta 18/2/11 16:45

Loved it and i am going to make it , will just replace chives with some other herb as we don't get chives easily here....

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Faith 18/2/11 17:00

What a great salad! So pretty too, and full of flavor! Happy Friday, Angie! :)

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Anncoo 18/2/11 17:14

Mmm..this is not only healthy and it is very simple to make too :) Love it!

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blackbookkitchendiaries 18/2/11 17:16

this looks really delicious! i really love chickpea in my salad:) thanks for sharing this and have a great day.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 18/2/11 17:25

My kind of salad! Perfect. I really have a soft spot for such yummy dishes.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Umm Mymoonah 18/2/11 17:40

Lovely, healthy plate of salad.

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Tiffany 18/2/11 17:56

Oh, I bet the chili in this salad was just fantastic!

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lora 18/2/11 18:01

a perfect chickpea salad. yum!

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Marisa 18/2/11 18:02

I love chickpeas. Once I get a taste of them, I can't stop eating. There is a deli by me that makes a pasta salad that is very similar to this--I think I like it even better with chickpeas!

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Heavenly Housewife 18/2/11 18:09

This is a great recipe for my healthy eating, I am trying to add more healthy food to my diet :)
*kisses* HH

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Sharon @ Fun and Life 18/2/11 18:23

Oh I like chickpeas! And feta cheese through it sounds delicious! Definitely great for lunch but it'd probably be a light snack for me haha :D

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Nostalgia 18/2/11 18:33

Beautiful pictures as always and an interesting recipe to boot.

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Jelena 18/2/11 18:38

A fantastic salad Angie. Beautiful Mediterranean combination!

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Mary 18/2/11 18:44

This is a gorgeous side dish. I certainly would love a sample. Your salad looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Priya 18/2/11 19:44

Healthy, nutritious and delicious salad...hearty!

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Michael Toa 18/2/11 19:49

What a beautiful looking salad. Great combo of flavours. Everything I love eating in one bowl. Yum. Have a great weekend.

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Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } 18/2/11 20:45

Love chickpeas! This salad sounds amazing and perfect for entertaining! Have a great holiday weekend!

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Stephanie 18/2/11 20:54

You've got my mouth watering! LOL I love chickpeas with a passion and you definitely give them justice with your presentation and simple and light ingredients! They don't need much, indeed!

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Suchi 18/2/11 22:12

that's one sumptuous salad- chickpeas work great with tomatoes and feta- love it Angie!

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tigerfish 18/2/11 23:03

The cheese and sun-dried tomatoes must be elevating the flavors so well!

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Lisa H. 19/2/11 00:06

I can never say NO to anything with chickpeas in it :)...

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kothiyavunu.com 19/2/11 02:04

Healthy and tasty salad..loved the ingredients u used to make them more delicious!

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Torviewtoronto 19/2/11 02:13

delicious and flavourful salad

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Preety 19/2/11 02:33

great salad recipe ..lovely click

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Reeni 19/2/11 03:27

I made chickpea salad this week Angie! But I like yours better! Such great flavors to pair with chickpeas!

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Claudia 19/2/11 03:41

The good news is - I'll have chives in a month. But until then - I have all the rest and think it a grand winter salad - hearty, nourishing, colorful and delicious.

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Elisabeth 19/2/11 04:07

Angie-As you know, I use feta a lot, and also love chickpeas. Pairing the two, is a "marriage made in heaven"...love your version of the chickpea salad. Thanks for sharing!

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tasteofbeirut 19/2/11 05:38

This salad is right up my alley! love the touch of heat and the cheese added ; next time I am using these ingredients in mine!

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Chow and Chatter 19/2/11 05:54

love this so healthy and easy to make

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Ivy 19/2/11 08:50

Love this dish. A great way to eat chickpeas and anything with feta is perfect for me.

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tobias kocht! 19/2/11 09:44

This salad can be a whole meal with the chickpeas. Looks yummy.

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Jeannie 19/2/11 13:17

This dish brought back memories of old times when we used to buy steamed chickpeas from the old uncle across the street...very healthy and delicious snack! Of cos, yours looks so much grander and much more tastier no doubt!

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 19/2/11 13:28

You remind me for the chickpeas that sell by Indian guy. Yours sound so healthy.

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 19/2/11 16:29

I have been a chickpea fanatic! This looks wonderful, I'll have to get some sundried tomatoes, thanks!

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Sue 19/2/11 17:46

Now this looks like a nice hearty and flavorful salad that I could sink my teeth into!

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 20/2/11 01:02

This is definitely a salad that will satisfy. Love chickpeas!

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Nithu 20/2/11 07:10

Salad looks wonderful. Am sure going to try this.

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 20/2/11 08:06

I love sun-dried tomatoes and chickpeas are the perfect blend of delicious, healthy, and hearty. This is a salad that's just right for me!

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Food For Tots 20/2/11 15:47

What a nice combo for salad!! Perfect as my lunch now after having a great feast during CNY. ;)

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Raina 20/2/11 15:57

I love chickpeas. What a wonderful way to prepare them. I bet they taste delicious with the sundried tomatoes and feta, healthy too...just what I need:)

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Dee 20/2/11 16:47

Oh, this looks delicious. I have a large bag of dried chick peas, I will have to make this. Great salad!

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Mother Rimmy 20/2/11 16:50

I'm a big fan of chickpeas. I don't buy them in the can anymore because the texture of dried beans once they are soaked and cooked is so much better. Delightful salad!

Kristi

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Devaki 20/2/11 18:40

Oh what a heavenly combination of flavors Angie and I would love some of this with a piece of that marvelous foccacia :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Rosemary 20/2/11 22:07

Just so happens I have all the ingredients on hand to make this luscious looking salad. Tomorrow even!

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Katie@Cozydelicious 20/2/11 22:25

I love how simple this salad is! A perfect meal to take to work for lunch all week long. Tasty and nourishing!

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lisaiscooking 20/2/11 22:32

These are such great flavors together! And, I love chickpeas. Sounds like a great salad!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 21/2/11 00:57

Love all kinds of peas. This chickpea salad is worth trying!

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Rosy 21/2/11 03:48

Love feta and chickpeas! Great idea for a side.

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My Little Space 21/2/11 05:49

I think I don't have to explain more... since Sonia & Jeannie already spoke out! :o) Your version is more flavourful compare to the plain ones we had here. And thanks for sharing it. Hope you're having a great day ahead.
Cheers, Kristy
p/s how was your new year days on your side?

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Monet 21/2/11 06:08

All I need to hear is sundried tomatoes and feta...I'm sold! Ryan and I adore chickpeas, so I know this salad will be a hit. Thank you for sharing tonight! I hope you have a great Monday, my friend.

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 21/2/11 06:10

Chick peas are awfully addictive little things, aren't they? This looks amazing. :)

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 21/2/11 06:17

Big fan of chickpeas. Love this salad.

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Jo 21/2/11 09:55

I love chickpeas and to have this in a salad with feta, wow!

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maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 21/2/11 11:07

LOVE this salad! I'm a chickpea lover. Love your salads as usual. Wish i have half your salad making skill! Hehee.

Been wanting to comment on your entries, but grrr.. the iPhone doesn't allow me!

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Abhilash Pillai 21/2/11 12:24

A easy to prepare and interesting salad.

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Lauren 21/2/11 14:48

I love every ingredient in this salad. For some reason chives are a surprise but love it all. I could eat this every day. Would love more bean/lentil ideas as they're a staple for me.

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Chef E 21/2/11 18:13

One of my favs, chickpeas! This salad looks yummy! Have you made balela yet? One of my favs to add to so many dishes! Off to look at your pine nut foccacia...can I move in with you and write, you feed me...

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theUngourmet 22/2/11 07:00

I'm such a fan of chickpeas. The feta and sun dried tomatoes are a wonderful combination of zippy flavor. Yum!

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The Guerilla Griller 22/2/11 17:28

What a great mixture - I can taste it while I read it. Weirdly, though, I originally misread it as CHICKEN with feta and sundried tomatoes, which I'm also going to try! Thanks for the inspiration, and a great food blog.

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A Canadian Foodie 23/2/11 04:39

I think I said this to you about your brussel sprouts recipe - the last one. It sounded familiar, and this one does, too. It must be something very similar to another dish you have already made. I have a memory like an elephant, and if it sounds good, I remember. I made a similar one, and it is yummy.
:)
valerie

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FOODESSA 23/2/11 14:33

This salad is a real comfort zone for me...especially since all the ingredients satisfy me ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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Rachana 23/2/11 20:31

I'm a big chickpea as well as feta cheese fan. This sounds perfect for me.

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Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen 23/2/11 20:48

Love this! Anything with tomatoes and feta are automatically delicious! :)

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Magic of Spice 23/2/11 22:07

I love it! What a fantastic array of flavors and textures,
plus so healthy :)

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Stella 25/2/11 20:59

Ooh, this looks so delicious, Angie! And I like the way it has no oil in the recipe-that's always nice and appropriate for a salad like this that is already so rich and delicious on its own. Yeah!

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Maria 1/3/11 03:04

This is definitely something I could happily have, I love all the ingredients!

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My Kitchen 9/3/11 10:42

yummy food here! im hungry now!

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Redruby 9/3/11 10:44

me and my blogs are following you now...love this food blog!
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Smita 19/3/11 18:37

Chickpeas looks so yumm and tasty very tempting !!! first time here love your space...Happy to follow you!!!

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