Chickpea, Pumpkin Seed & Feta Salad

October 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Posted in: Salads

Jennifer Leal is a New Englander who discovered her passion for science at a young age, and her passion to be a Stay At Home Mom and Foodie a bit later.  She’s now the mother of two and the owner of the food and family blog Savoring the Thyme.

Last year she shared her deliciously simple recipe for Sweet Potato Wraps, and today she offers up another easy win. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Chickepea, Pumpkin Seed, Feta Salad

Being a busy mom, blogger and social person means that there is seldom time for in-depth recipes and meals however, healthy choices are always a main focus of mine. I enjoy tossing beans and seeds on as many recipes as I can and testing out the flavors. Such is the case with this salad.

My friend stopped by and while the kids played, I made this salad. Even though there was enough for four people, we ate it as our main meal and felt satisfied. Try to use organic and BPA-free canned items if possible, but no matter what, enjoy what mother nature has supplied.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chickpea, Pumpkin Seed & Feta Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Baby Spinach, sliced into thin strips
  • 1½ cups Romaine Lettuce, sliced into thin strips
  • ½ 15 oz. can of Chickpeas, rinsed and drained*
  • ½ Carrot, grated
  • ¼ cup roasted, salted Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
  • ½ Red Pepper, chopped
  • ⅓ cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Olive Oil & Red Wine Vinegar to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare of all ingredients and combine in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle on olive oil and vinegar, toss well and enjoy.
Notes
*If you'd prefer to avoid the can altogether, check out this technique for Preparing Dried Chickpeas.

9 Comments on "Chickpea, Pumpkin Seed & Feta Salad"
  1. Comment left on:
    October 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    looks delicious! i get a little bit wary of the zillions of pumpkin recipes that appear in food blogs in october, but i’ve never seen one with pumpkin SEEDS before. this looks awesome. thanks!

    carrie

    plums in the icebox

  2. Comment left on:
    October 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    amee says:

    i love chickpeas in salad. I also know that my niece finds the garbanzo beans the least offensive of the bean team.

  3. Comment left on:
    October 12, 2011 at 3:36 am
    Char says:

    Wow, this looks so good. It also looks like a good base that you could add extra beans or veggies to easily.

  4. Comment left on:
    October 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Anita says:

    Making it tonight! I will let you know how it is!

  5. Comment left on:
    October 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    sarah henry says:

    Sounds like a winning combo in our house. Will add it to the salad repertoire.

  6. .
    October 21, 2011 at 8:03 am

    [...] the Food Network’s Healthy Eats blog. At Eating Rules, guest blogger Jennifer Leal offers up Chickpea, Pumpkin Seed & Feta Salad. Prevention RD‘s Nicole combines three autumn delights in her Pumpkin Cranberry Apple Baked [...]

  7. Comment left on:
    November 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm
    Helen says:

    I just tried this and had balsamic vinegar dressing on the top.. Mmmm SOO good :) Thanks

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    January 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    [...] was delicious!! The original recipe has pumpkin seeds but seeing as how it’s not pumpkin season they were too expensive for me to [...]

  9. Comment left on:
    October 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    Sandy says:

    Can not wait to try, I love chickpeas. I have to stop myself from eating the entire batch when I oven roast them.

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