Greek-Style Chickpea Salad
15 mins (prep 15)
15 ingredients
4 servings
As the Summer of Death and Bizarre Weather comes to a close, so does Healthy and Delicious' occasional series on mayo-less salads. Our fourth and final recipe is Greek-Style Chickpea Salad from Cook’s Illustrated Best Light Recipe. A chickpea-based concoction, it relies on cucumber for freshness, onion for zest, and a smattering of feta cheese for tang (or, as some are wont to call it, “feta-ey-ness”). Everything balances perfectly with the dressing. Too often, grain and bean salads are over-dressed, leaving the contents to stew in a pool of flavored grease. It’s not good for healthy eating or the texture of the food. This dish bucks that trend by using just the right ratio of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olives, and olive oil. It clings lightly to the chickpeas instead of drenching them. And whether you’re concerned about weight or leaky Tupperware at your Labor Day picnic, this is undoubtedly a good thing. Oh, and it’s delicious, too, as Cook’s Illustrated recipes tend to be. The Best Light Recipe tome is quickly becoming an all-star of my cookbook collection, joining the ranks of their Best 30-Minute Recipe book and Christopher Kimball's The Cook's Bible. All are highly suggested reading. Enjoy the end of your mayo-less summers. See you in the mayo-less autumn.

Categories:  salad , <-15-mins , easy , 3-steps-or-less , beans , quick , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (199.72 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 529.71 Calories from Fat 131.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.66g 90.22%
Saturated Fat 2.91g 58.21%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 7.02mg 9.36%
Sodium 261.67mg 43.61%
Total Carbohydrate 78.78g 105.04%
Dietary Fiber 20.9 g 334.32%
Sugars 13.36 g %
Protein 24.52g 196.19%
Vitamin A 758.86IU% Vitamin C 7.89mg%
Calcium 196.73mg% Iron 9.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper