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Oil-Free Greek Chickpea Salad

It’s almost picnic season, and that means that soon you will be requested to bring something to share to a barbeque or dinner. And is it me, or is it always just a little difficult to come up with an idea when you’re put on the spot? I’m great at coming up with ideas on the fly, but sometimes when I’m asked to bring something over to a friend’s house, my brain goes blank! 

Well, keep this salad in the back of your mind for one of those “bring a side” parties. This oil-free, flavorful salad is colorful, delicious, healthy, and quick and easy to prepare. Because it’s oil-free, it’s also guilt-free so you can tell your friends it’s ok to eat a ton of it. They will want to anyway, trust me.

Ingredients:

1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 english cucumber, chopped

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

½ red bell pepper, chopped

1 c. fresh parsley, chopped

4-5 green onions, chopped

½ c. kalamata olives

½ c. feta cheese

2 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

Juice from 2 lemons

Salt and pepper

Mix together all ingredients in a serving bowl. Season liberally with salt and pepper and enjoy!

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