Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad

Description

This Simple Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad is crafted with a delightful combination of chickpeas, two hard-boiled eggs, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, a cucumber, and feta cheese, all dressed in a light blend of olive oil and red wine vinegar. It's a quick, nutritious meal that's perfectly suited for a healthy lifestyle.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chickpeas, chopped eggs, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, and diced cucumber.
  2. Add the crumbled feta cheese to the mix.
  3. Pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar over the salad. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  4. Toss gently to ensure all ingredients are well coated with the dressing and evenly mixed.
  5. Allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to merge the flavors before serving.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 250 calories, 15g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 12g fat (3g saturated), 6g fiber, 320mg sodium.

Health Benefits

This Simple Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad offers a host of health benefits. The chickpeas provide an excellent source of protein and fiber, aiding in fullness and digestive health. Eggs add high-quality protein and essential vitamins. Olives and olive oil contribute healthy fats crucial for heart health. Together with the nutrient-dense tomatoes and hydrating cucumber, this salad is a holistic, balanced meal ideal for maintaining a healthy diet.

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