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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chickpea & Feta Salad and Other Good News

I got this recipe from Weight Watchers and made it today for tonight's dinner with some substitutions.

2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed
1-2 garlic cloves minced
3 green onions thinly sliced
1 green pepper (recipe called for 1/2 red pepper)
2 T minced basil (recipe called for parsley)
7-9 green or black olives sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese (I used the basil and tomato flavored)
1 T olive oil
3 T lemon juice
black pepper to taste

Mix all the veggies and the feta cheese.  Mix oil and lemon juice separately then pour over veggies and mix well.  I've refrigerated it until dinner time so the flavors will blend.  I did do a taste test and it was good.


So I went out to the garden to get the basil and green pepper I needed for this recipe and came back with a nice zucchini, a cucumber and this beauty:

 Unfortunately in picking the first Goldie a green one sharing the same stem came too.
 Don't you have to love heirloom?  They have such interesting bottoms sometimes.
There are other posts from other bloggers participating with Robin for Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard.

4 comments:

Robin said...

That salad sounds yummy! I love anything with feta in it.

Boy, it looks like your garden is giving you some nice veggies! The heirlooms definitely have character!

HolleyGarden said...

The salad sounds good. And your harvest is looking good, too! Heirlooms are the best! I especially love that they're all different colors. Not just red tomatoes anymore for us! :)

Marcia said...

Just had dinner and the salad was a big hit. There's enough to have for lunch tomorrow, too.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Your salad sounds good, Marcia... Don't think I've ever had that one before. Thanks for the recipe.

AND--your veggies look awesome.... YUM... There's nothing better.
Hugs,
Betsy
Four inches of rain here this week... YEAH!