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Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad

Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad made with capers, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh basil in a balsamic vinaigrette.

Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad made with capers, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh basil in a balsamic vinaigrette. 

I love using fresh vegetables and herbs in my recipes; especially when tossed together like this Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad.

This recipe was first posted back in 2012 after having this salad at a Japanese restaurant. It had mayonnaise in it and though it was good, I was looking for something a little lighter in flavor.

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Chick peas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with fiber. Fiber is good because it fills you up which causes you to get fuller quicker. So not only would this make a nice addition to other offerings on a buffet table, you can also eat this alone for a meal.

Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad made with capers, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh basil in a balsamic vinaigrette. 

How do you make Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad?

Step 1. 

Gather all of the ingredients including chick peas, capers, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and EVOO. I love adding capers to recipes like this Chicken Piccata because it adds a tangy, lemony flavor. 

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Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 1-15 oz . can chick peas rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp . capers
  • 1 tbsp . red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 c . tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 c . Kalamata olives chopped (about 10)
  • 1/2 c . cucumber skin on and small dice
  • 2 tsp . fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp . balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp . extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad made with capers, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh basil in a balsamic vinaigrette. 

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*Originally shared August 2012/Updated July 2019


8 Comments

  1. Mama J
    August 20, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I’ll be trying this for sure!

  2. isabelleathome
    August 20, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    I love chickpeas! YUM great recipe!!!! 🙂

  3. Carrie Burrill
    August 20, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I can never get enough new chick pea salad recipes. I love these Mediterranean flavors!

  4. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    August 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by, I’m so glad you like this recipe. 🙂

  5. Barbara
    August 21, 2012 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Sounds great will have to make this weekend. I think I even have all the ingredients in the house.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      August 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Let me know what you think, the girls and I loved it!

  6. Senka
    July 7, 2019 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Did you buy balsamic vinegar or is it homemade?

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