Chickpea and Feta Salad Recipe

Chickpea and Feta Salad

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  • 250g dried chickpeas, without skins
  • 250ml olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 250g crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 25g coriander, chopped
  • 30g parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon

How to make Chickpea and Feta Salad

  1. Soak the chickpeas in cold water overnight. Next morning, rinse, place them in water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat slightly, and cook for a further 30-40 minutes, until they are soft but not falling apart. Add salt towards the end of cooking time.
  2. When cooled, drain and put the chickpeas in a large bowl, picking out as many of the loose skins as you can.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil and fry the red onion gently, until lightly golden. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a few more minutes. Take care not to brown the garlic. Leave to cool.
  4. Add the feta, spring onion, coriander, parsley and lemon juice to the chickpeas, and season with pepper and a dash of salt.
  5. Add the cooled garlic oil and remaining olive oil and mix well.
  • nazjena
    nazjena says

    I didn't invent this recipe from scratch... it's just one of my favourites that I make all the time! I hope that's okay?

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    is ok!

  • theory
    theory says

    Can I add mint to this? It looks and sounds great but for some reason it's just screaming "MINT!!!" at me.

  • nazjena
    nazjena says

    Hmmm... I guess so! Why don't you try it out and let me know?!

  • Panthropology
    Panthropology says

    I used to make something like this with the leftovers for the kitchen staff at my restaraunt. Excellent :)

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