Greek feta and chickpea salad

Greek feta and chickpea salad


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About this recipe: This flavourful Mediterranean salad is easy to put together for a filling lunch or a light dinner.

Jan Cutler

Serves: 4 

  • 250g feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano or herbes de Provence
  • good pinch of crushed chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g can chickpeas
  • 100g soft sun-dried tomatoes
  • 75g bag of watercress

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Drain 250g feta cheese and cut into 2cm cubes. Put into a bowl and scatter with 1/2 tsp dried oregano or herbes de Provence, plenty of ground black pepper, a good pinch of crushed chilli flakes, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 3 tbsp olive oil. Mix gently and leave to marinate while you prepare the rest of the salad. Drain a 400g can chickpeas and put into a salad bowl. Add 100g soft sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped, and a 75g bag of watercress. Add the marinated feta mixture and toss gently.

…a few cheeses to try

*Blue-veined cheeses usually have a strong flavour; try crumbly French Roquefort, English Blue Stilton, Italian Gorgonzola and creamy Dolcelatte.
*Soft cheeses with a white floury crust are French Brie and Camembert; their flavours can range from mild to piquant.
*Parmesan is a strong, hard Italian cheese that is used in small amounts to flavour a dish.
*Delicately flavoured Italian mozzarella cheese melts well and is often used for toppings, but is also good uncooked in salads.
*The distinctive flavour of smoked cheeses makes them useful in bakes or cold dishes.

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Love this salad, it's nice on its own and with grilled meat - 01 May 2011

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