Tomato, Chickpea, And Feta Salad Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Tomato, Chickpea, and Feta Salad Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Tomato, Chickpea, and Feta Salad.

Za’atar—a Middle Eastern spice blend treasured for its savory thyme-oregano flavor—adds a lovely herbal quality to this easy side salad. Serves 6

3 oz. feta, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
2 tsp. za’atar
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. cherry, grape, or pear tomatoes, halved
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and patted dry
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbs. white wine vinegar

In a small bowl, mix together the feta, za’atar and crushed red pepper flakes. Add 1 Tbs. of the oil and let sit while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Put the tomatoes in a large bowl. Stir in the chickpeas and season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a few grinds black pepper.

Add the remaining 2 Tbs. oil and the vinegar. Stir in the feta, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 230; Fat (g): 12; Fat Calories (kcal): 110; Saturated Fat (g): 3.5; Protein (g): 9; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6; Carbohydrates (g): 23; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5; Sodium (mg): 360; Cholesterol (mg): 15; Fiber (g): 6;

photo: Scott Phillips
From Fine Cooking 112 , pp. 44-49
July 7, 2011
by Melissa Pellegrino

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