Looking for a fabulous salad – make this chic and delicious Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad with protein-packed chickpeas and fresh veggies that are tossed in a flavorful lemon basil vinaigrette. This easy salad can be served as a side dish, main entree or nestled in pita bread for the perfect lunch on the go.
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A couple months ago, some of my dear friends from the Dance Party days got together for cocktails, conversation, and memories with a bit of dancin’ of course. As my buddy Heather was throwing the soiree at her gorgeous studio in Manayunk, she asked that we all bring some of our favorite dishes. You know I had to whip up something tasty so not only did I bring my favorite Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions, but I brought a fresh veggie salad I have been thinking about making forever – a Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad.
I saw the Barefoot Contessa make a version of this salad on one of her episodes in London. She was inspired by her trip to this amazing store, Ottelenghi, which also happens to be one of my favorite cookbooks. As Heather is a fitness guru, I thought this salad might be a healthy choice – somewhat balancing out the rich pulled pork. This salad was a hit and I knew I had to recreate it here for y’all….