The delicate flavour of our Canola Harvest Canola with Extra Virgin Olive Oil blends nicely with the oregano, olives, feta cheese, and chickpeas to create this Mediterranean inspired salad perfect for enjoying outdoors. Add in all the vegetables you’ve been growing at home this summer such as grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, and fresh, crunchy cucumbers to add colour and texture. You’ll have a cool and light dish that is easy to make so you can relax and unwind. Not only are chickpeas an excellent source of protein and fibre, they also have been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Combined with healthy canola oil, this dish is delicious and good for you. To learn about more benefits of cooking with canola oil, go to https://www.canolaharvest.com/about/
Mediterranean Inspired Chickpea Salad
405 calories per serving
540 ml canned chickpeas, well rinsed and drained
1 large English cucumber, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
½ cup Kalamata olives
1 cup green olives
170 ml jar artichoke hearts, drained
¾ cup of cubed feta cheese
2 cups arugula
¼ cup Canola Harvest Canola with Olive Oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine all salad ingredients into a large bowl, minus the arugula.
2. In a smaller bowl, whisk together Canola Harvest Canola with Olive Oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic clove. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Mix dressing with salad and refrigerate for a minimum of 45 minutes.
4. Mix in arugula when ready to serve.