Banjaara’s Kitchen – Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese

Hello fellow wanderers! Greetings to passers by, in the form of this delicious summer afternoon salad! Don’t fret yet, this is not one of those salads that just claim to be tasty, only to shock you when you take the first bite. If eaten chilled, this bowl of yummy good health will leave you asking for more even after you’re full. What’s better yet is that it is so easy to make, there is virtually no cooking involved! Here’s how I make it;


Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese


A big bowl of cooked chickpeas (this means you have to soak about 2 hand-fulls in a bowl of water, overnight)

2 medium tomatoes finely chopped (de-seeded)

1 green bell pepper finely chopped (yellow’s good, too)

100 g Apetina Feta Cheese crumbled or finely chopped

Fresh basil leaves finely chopped (dry basil will do just fine, too)

Salt to taste



In a mixing bowl, take the soaked chickpeas after straining any excess water.

Add the tomatoes, bell pepper, basil, feta cheese and salt (careful how much salt you add, because feta is salty in itself).

Mix well, so that the feta is crumbled and distributed well, coating most of the chickpeas.

Refrigerate for at least half an hour, and then dig in, guilt-free (I say guilt free because 100 g feta cheese has only 264 calories, but lots of other nutrients – vitamins A, D, B6 and B12, calcium, protein, magnesium, iron and potassium).


3 thoughts on “Banjaara’s Kitchen – Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese

  1. Ghoomay, ghoomay Banjaray ! I am sorry but that song from Fugly started playing in my mind when I saw your blog. I am in love with your blog now. This recipe you just shared is just wonderful. I make a similar kind of salad too but I add tamarind water and chili ketchup in it too to give it a khatta meetha taste. Try it, it turns out so good.

    • Thanks for visiting : ) I just saw your blog too, your writing reaches straight to the heart and feels like it comes from your soul. : )

      Also, I’m going to try out the recipe with chilli sauce next, which will be pretty soon! 😀

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