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This light but filling salad is loaded with protein and vitamins. Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, while feta adds protein, calcium, and B-vitamins and a foodie touch to this inexpensive dish. The mint really makes it if you can find fresh mint at a good price (we often grow our own), though you can substitute other fresh or dried herbs if you have them. Garlic crostini are tasty and quick to prepare.

Makes 2 Servings - $2.07 per serving Show Detailed Pricing

  • 1 can of chickpeas (15 oz.)
  • 1 tomato
  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 2 ounces feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • pinches of salt and pepper 
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  • For the Garlic-Parmesan Crostini: 
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 slices of bread
Prep time: 6 minutes
Cook time: 4 minutes (for garlic crostini)

Drain liquid from the chickpeas and place them in a medium bowl. Chop the tomato, lettuce, and mint into bite-sizes pieces and add to chickpeas; then add the feta cheese. In a cup mix together 3 tablespoons of the oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar and salt and pepper to taste and pour over the salad. With a spoon and fork, toss the salad to coat with the dressing.

For the garlic crostini: Sprinkle the garlic and parmesan over two slices of bread and drizzle the remaining olive oil on top. Toast until the bread and garlic are lightly browned.

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Ms B. on 4/7/2018
Yummy - bright - easy - filling - served with grilled sandwich: brie-panini-with-fresh-pear-and-red-fruit-jam
Rating: 5
TheFiveDollarFoodie: So glad you liked it, paired it with our panini. Good choice!
Linda H. on 1/22/2018
A flavorful burst of summer sunshine, via the fresh mint leaves, to brighten our winter day in Ohio! Easy to make, light, delectable, loaded with protein, altogether delightful. And I'll share a nifty little secret - if there are leftovers, simply warm them slightly and toss on hot, freshly cooked pasta. (Maybe add another drizzle of olive oil also.) Wow! In fact, that is such a good use of this recipe that you could make it for that purpose, tossing all with hot pasta, and bringing down the per-serving cost even further, I imagine.
Rating: 5
TheFiveDollarFoodie: Thanks so much for sharing, Linda! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the salad. Great idea to repurpose the leftovers!
Nancy A. on 1/17/2018
Easy to make and full of flavor!
Rating: 5