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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

This salad SCREAMS garden goodness! If you're growing tomatoes, cucumber, and dill... I recommend you grab everything else you need to put this together. It's absolutely delightful and perfect paired with homemade baked pita chips!
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 323 kcal
Author Yvonne

Ingredients

Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing

  • 1 small shallot peeled
  • 3/4 c. Clover Farms Organic Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. white-wine vinegar
  • 1/3 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. dill
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Chickpea Salad

  • 1 c. chickpeas rinsed
  • 3 c. cucumber peeled seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 c. halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 c. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 c. diced red onion
  • 1/2 c. Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

To prepare dressing

  1. In a high speed blender or food processor, add shallot, cottage cheese, mayonnaise, and vinegar. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary, about 3 minutes. Pour in milk. Scrape down the sides. Add dill, salt and pepper and process until combined. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

To prepare salad

  1. Combine chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese and onion in a medium bowl. Add dressing and pepper and toss to coat.

Recipe Notes

Extra dressing can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Adapted from Eating Well

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 594mg26%
Potassium 508mg15%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 20.5mg25%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.