Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing - Slimmr

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Looking for a light and nutritious lunch that’s bursting with Mediterranean flavours? Our Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing is the answer. This refreshing and satisfying salad is under 300 calories per serving, making it perfect for a guilt-free midday meal. Let’s dive into this easy-to-follow recipe for two.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Salad:

200g canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 cucumber, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

100g cherry tomatoes, halved

50g Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

30g feta cheese, crumbled

Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

For the Lemon-Tahini Dressing:

2 tablespoons tahini

Juice of 1 lemon

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons water

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Lemon-Tahini Dressing:

 In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, and water until you have a smooth and creamy dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

2. Assemble the Salad:

 In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, diced cucumber, diced red bell pepper, finely chopped red onion, halved cherry tomatoes, and sliced Kalamata olives.

3. Add the Lemon-Tahini Dressing:

 Pour the prepared Lemon-Tahini Dressing over the salad ingredients.

4. Toss and Coat:

 Gently toss the salad to evenly coat all the ingredients with the creamy dressing.

5. Serve and Garnish:

 Divide the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad between two plates.

 Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese on top of each portion for a creamy contrast.

 Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a burst of freshness.

6. Enjoy Your Refreshing Mediterranean Chickpea Salad!

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing is a delightful and balanced lunch option that’s bursting with Mediterranean goodness. With chickpeas for protein, a variety of veggies, and a zesty tahini dressing, it’s a satisfying and refreshing midday meal. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious creation!