Mediterranean chick pea salad

My mother always says I’m like my grandmother because I have a sweet tooth and a knack for making killer salads. She was known for eating a pack of kitkat bars for dinner, but could seriously jazz up any entrée with an amazing salad.

Sure, salads aren’t a difficult thing to make. Many of them don’t even require cooking of any sort. But when one is composed of the perfect combination of veggies, a tangy dressing, and spices that brighten up the dish – it can truly be something wonderful.



1 can of chick peas, drained and rinsed

~20 black olives, pitted and sliced

4 cherry peppers, diced (I used hot & sweet)

1/2 of a yellow onion, diced

1 oz. of olive oil

1 2/3 oz. of red wine vinegar

1/2 tsp. of dried basil

salt (to taste)



  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chick peas, olives, cherry peppers, and onion.

    TJ’s makes the best stuff.
  2.  Combine the oil and vinegar to form a dressing, and whisk together until fully incorporated. Pour over the chick peas and veggies and mix well.
    make sure to whisk this!

    Mediterranean chick pea salad
  3.  Season with basil and salt, then stir once more. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours to overnight in the fridge before eating.
    Mediterranean chick pea salad serves as a wonderful side to my spicy lemon baked shrimp!



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16 thoughts on “Mediterranean chick pea salad”

  1. I nominated your for a Mystery Blogger Award. If you go to my site, you can read more about the award. When I woke up last night at 4 a.m, and read through all your cooking recipes, I knew I was intrigued and hooked on your recipes. Thanks if you participate in this…I am passing it on.

          1. Yes, I altered some of the portions and wished that I had some fresh shrimp but it was delicious anyway. Getting ready to visit Sprouts supermarket tomorrow for some great deals.

          2. I actually made shrimp on the side the other day – but after I read your comment I had the idea of making shrimp cocktail and dicing it in with the salad or to maybe marinate the shrimp in the same dressing. I feel like it would be a complete Game Changer

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