Lemon and Dill Chickpea Salad

Lemon and Dill Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas or 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 medium thin-skinned cucumber (hothouse or English)
  • 6 small tomatoes
  • 1 ½ ounces feta cheese (substitute goat cheese)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh dill (feathery fronds and tender stems only)
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Open, drain and rinse the chickpeas, and then add to a large bowl.
  2. Cut the cucumber into quarters, lengthwise, and then chop into bite-size chunks.
  3. Cut the tomatoes into small wedges. Add the cucumbers and tomatoes to the chickpeas, then crumble the feta on top.
  4. In a medium bowl, make the dressing. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey and fresh dill together, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Enjoy!

Note from Amy:
I like this recipe because it is very versatile. If you love the flavor of Dill, use Dill infused Olive Oil. If you want it to be more lemony, use Lemon infused Olive Oil! If you prefer the taste of basil, use it instead of dill, with Single Varietal, Basil, or Lemon olive oil! So many awesome choices.

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