Recipe: Chickpea and Grape Tomato Salad :: Easy Like a Sunday Morning

Recipe: Chickpea and Grape Tomato Salad :: Easy Like a Sunday Morning


Easy Like a Sunday Morning, that’s how the recipes in my “Easy” category will be. Nothing rushed or frantic, nothing with a long list of ingredients. Something that is so easy, you don’t really need a recipe. Something that almost cooks itself or requires no cooking at all.


With the days getting longer and warmer, I’m noticing more salad recipes cropping up. I don’t know about you, but I sure am craving more raw foods these days.

This simple salad is one that I’ve been making for years, I got the recipe from a Naturopathic Clinic.

Here are some of the things that I love about this salad…

  • only five main ingredients
  • the ingredients are naturally gluten free
  • really quick and easy to put together
  • a great combination of flavors and colors
  • tastes even better after a bit of refrigeration
  • the leftovers (if there are any) taste great a day or two later
  • stable with the dressing on, making it a nice choice to pack up for a BBQ, picnic or potluck

Recipe: Chickpea and Grape Tomato Salad

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Gluten Free | Grain Free | Vegetarian

Summary: With only a few ingredients to prep, this is a really quick and easy salad to throw together.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cooked chickpeas, or one 19 ounce can, drained and rinsed
  • small container (about 1 pint) grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 Cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 Cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup red onions, chopped

Dressing

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, grape tomatoes, feta, cucumber and onions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
  3. Best if allowed to refrigerate, for at least an hour before serving.

Recipe by Laureen.

Quick notes

  • This salad is really stable with the dressing on, making it a nice choice to take along for a BBQ, picnic or potluck.

Variations

  • Although feta cheese tastes great in this salad, you could prepare it with different types of cheese.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Diet tags: Gluten Free | Grain Free | Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 6

 

 

This posting is linked to the following events:

Make Your Own! Mondays hosted by Lea at Nourishing Treasures

My Meatless Mondays hosted by My Sweet and Savoury

Melt In Your Mouth Monday hosted by Jane at Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms

Fat Tuesday hosted by Jill at Real Food Forager

Tuesday Talent Show hosted by Nikki at chef in training

Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free

Hearth and Soul Hop hosted by Alea at Premeditated Leftovers

Gluten Free Wednesdays hosted by Linda at Gluten-Free Homemaker

Whole Food Wednesday hosted by France at Beyond The Peel

Real Food Wednesday hosted by Kelly at Kelly the Kitchen Kop

Allergy Free Wednesdays hosted by Laura at Gluten Free Pantry

It’s a Keeper Thursday hosted by Christina at It’s a Keeper

Pennywise Platter Thursday hosted by Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet

Superfood Sunday hosted by Kristi at Pain Free Pregnancy

Gallery of Favorites hosted by Alea from Premeditated Leftovers

Foodie Fridayhosted by Diane at Simple Living with Diane Balch

Summer Salad Sundays hosted by Debbie at Easy Natural Food

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Laureen Fox is an enthusiastic amateur cook and Canadian Food Blogger from Vancouver BC. She loves spending her days creating good wholesome food in the Fox Kitchen. Evenings will find her blogging about the best that living without gluten has to offer.

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19 comments

  1. Jenn@bulldogsandbrownsugar.com says:

    I make this for my “lunch for the week” all the time! SO GOOD! saw your post on the hearth and soul blog hop!

  2. Diane says:

    Love the recipe. I just made a large batch of chick peas. I host a blog hop on Tuesday and would love you to link up. Have a wonderful Monday. Diane @ MamalDiane.com

  3. Elsa says:

    I wish I had checked this recipe yesterday. We celebrated my daughters birthday and this would have been the perfect side dish! Oh well, I will save it and try it later this week. More for me. hehe :) Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul!

  4. Alea says:

    Laureen, I heard somone sing “Easy like a Sunday morning” the other day, and you were the first thing that popped into my head! :) Love your easy recipes and this one looks perfect for an easy lunch.

    • Laureen says:

      April, this salad is one of our favourites. My daughter made one to bring over for our dinner this evening. It was lovely and I managed to forget to send her bowl home with her…so guess who gets to have the leftovers ;)

    • Laureen says:

      Vicky, I hope you get to try the recipe. It’s one of our go to recipes here in the Fox Household. It holds up well enough to pack in a lunch or on a picnic.

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