Looking for a vegetarian substitute for a summery chicken salad? Look no further. This recipe incorporates my creation of Marinated Chickpeas to boost the flavor of a typical bean.
Mashed Greek Chickpea Salad
Marinated Chickpeas recipe
1 lemon, juiced
3 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cucumber, seeded and chopped
10 cherry tomatoes, chopped
3 Tbsp diced red onion
Salt and pepper to taste
After marinating chickpeas for 24 hours, remove them from the liquid and place them in a shallow bowl to mash. Mash until desired consistency is reached (I found that using a potato masher was easiest). Mix in remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Serve on toasted bread or with crackers.
Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup serving: 167 calories, 9 g fat, 8 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber