Pin-tester *Ultimate Greek Chopped Salad*

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It has been forever since I did a Pin-tester post but I decided it was time to bring it back since I have been doing a whole lotta pinning and not a lot of doing or making as of recently.

I decided I would start off the series with food because to be honest I have been sucking in the dinner making department.  Nothing sounds exciting and the creative/imaginative part of my brain seems to be on vacation.  So I searched my main food board and found something that sounded perfect for a hot (almost) summer night.

This pin came from a blog called The Garden Grazer 

What you will need:
  • 1 hothouse cucumber 
  • 4-5 ripe Roma tomatoes (I omitted these) 
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/3 cup of feta cheese 
  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained) 
What you will need for the dressing:
  • 3 tbs of red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of oregano 
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  1. In a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the dressing and set aside. 
  2. Dice the cucumbers, bell pepper and onion and add to a large bowl. 
  3. Add in the garbanzo beans and the feta cheese. 
  4. Add dressing and toss.
  5. Serve and eat immediately (the leftovers were soggy so this is best fresh). 
Final verdict:  Win win win.  I did not use tomatoes like the original recipe called for since our garden is not ready yet and all the tomatoes at my local organic market were from Mexico, so I passed on those.  Ian and I loved this.  The garbanzo beans added a fun element that I have never used before in a salad.  The kids were not fans but that wasn't too surprising considering some of the raw ingredients.  I will be making this again for sure and I think it's the perfect dish to bring to a summer BBQ as well.


Unknown said...

Love this! Our tomato garden is in full force, so I can't wait to give this a try! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I don't like tomatoes, so this looks amazing to me! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

This looks great and I love this series!

Leica said...

What's wrong with tomatoes from Mexico? Is it simply a "buy local" issue?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Leica- yes I prefer to buy local :)

Anonymous said...

I make a greek-inspired salad with farro or barley (for that extra fiber/protein), or pasta, and usually add kalamata olives - I'm trying garbanzos next time. YUM - perfect light and fresh summer fare.

Heather J said...

This looks sooo good! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing Lindsay!

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