Friday, February 19, 2016

Love a Simple, Tasty, Healthy Appetizer & Side Dish~

I am all for easy and delicious when it comes to appetizers and side dishes, and this dish is perfect for either.

The original recipe comes from Chef Savvy.

I've been fighting yet another cold, and was looking for something quick to whip up for a late lunch/snack when I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest, of course.

It is so colorful and packed with flavor, and healthy too!  What's not to like?

Mediterranean Salsa



Ingredients:

1 (10.5 ounce can) chickpeas, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1 cup tomato, diced
1/2 cup olives, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped (I used dried because it was all I had on hand)
1/4 teaspoon, dried oregano
1 tablespoon basil, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl.  Toss to combine.
2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3 Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

As I mentioned, it is perfect alone as a side or serve with tortilla scoops as an appetizer.

Enjoy!!

12 comments:

Melissa Fitch said...

This looks delicious!! I just might make it this weekend with a little grilled chicken for a substantial salad. Thanks for sharing! Happy Friday!

Michele Spillman said...

Yum! This looks yummy and healthy (bonus!). I always love your tasty gluten-free recipes. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

XO,
Michele
www.thejoyfulhomeblog.com

Laura said...

Lauren-
This recipe really caught my attention.
Living in South Texas, we have every variety of salsa you can imagine.
I have never made one with chickpeas.
Now I can!
Thank you,
Laura

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, that's sounds and looks awesome! I like how you can use it as an salad or dip. Healthy too. XO

Andrea Nine said...

Oh my goodness, this makes me want to grab a chip and dip! The flavors sound so wonderful together! I hope your weekend is as beautiful as you are!

Laura said...

Where are the chips?! LOL! Hope you feel better soon! We've all been fighting it for a while. We're sick of being sick! Happy Weekend to you!

Leslie Harris said...

We're eating healthier right now and this recipe looks perfect. Yum, I just downloaded it...thanks for sharing.
xo

Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living said...

Love this! Looks like I'm going to be saving this recipe! XO

bj said...

What a pretty salad..and sounds delicious.
Mr. Sweet is having a round of Gout and he's off meat until he is better. This would be a perfect salad for him...thanks so much.
xoxo

Lisa said...

This sounds delicious! And healthy! That's a win-win at my house.;-)

Mocadeaux said...

I think I've just found my new favorite dip! Low effort, high impact - that's my kind of dish!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love chickpeas and can't wait to try this! I love having something different and healthy as a snack or salad. My daughter will love this too!

xo
Pat