Monday, May 6, 2013

Chickpea & Zucchini Salad: Brown Bag Series #13

By: The Food Hunter

In my Brown Bag this week: Chickpea & Zucchini Salad.  I grow my own lettuce and even though I use several different varieties in any given salad I still tend to get bored.  So I am always trying to switch things up; either with a new dressing or a cool mix in.

This week I decided to do a basic chickpeas and zucchini mix with a light lemon drizzle. Placed over your favorite salad greens this makes a great lunch.

Chickpea & Zucchini Salad

1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
2 small zucchini, quartered
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
lettuce of your choice
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and zest until thickened.  Season with salt and pepper. Combine your zucchini, chickpeas and feta.  Place on bed of lettuce and lightly dress with lemon and oil mixture.

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