This Greek Chickpea Salad pays homage to my desire to travel to Greece someday.
Post contribution by MNT Dietitian, Haley Goodfellow
I used to be a somewhat picky eater, but over the years, my pallet has really expanded, and I actually crave the intense flavor combinations and Greek food. Sometimes I enjoy this versatile recipe for breakfast, tossed with scrambled eggs. As a main dish for lunch paired with whole-wheat pita dish or as a side dish for dinner. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish. With time, the lemon marinade flavors the chickpeas, bringing more depth and flavor.
Greek Chickpea Salad, What’s the Short-Cut?
Trader Joe’s is a magical place that never disappoints with its variety of unique sauce and dip options. Their Tzatziki Creamy Garlic & Cucumber dip takes this Greek Chickpea Salad to the next level. Tradition Tzatziki has either a Greek yogurt or cream base, fresh dill, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Certainly, you could make your own, but TJ’s pre-made version is extremely convenient, plus equally delicious.
Reap in the Health Benefits from Mediterranean Foods
This Mediterranean bowl follows a Mediterranean style of eating (surprise, surprise). The Mediterranean diet is one of the most well-researched and supported pattern of eating for overall health. It continues to top the best diet of the year chart! You can’t beat this sustainable diet that’s rich in anti-inflammatory ingredients, such as herbs and spices and omega-3 fatty acids. Keep it plant-based with protein-rich chickpeas or add chicken, beef or lamb!
Cheers to a versatile dish that brings the Greek life to your table for any meal of the day!
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