I love easy weeknight recipes, particularly ones that yield tons of leftovers that I can take to work throughout the week!   Here’s one of my favorites.  It’s adapted from a recipe my sister shared with me a couple of years ago.  I was craving her recipe the other day, realized I lost it, and couldn’t get ahold of her on the phone to get it again.  So…I made something up based on what I remembered, and it actually turned out really great!

Since I made up this recipe, I didn’t pay attention to quantities, so I apologize for how vague these directions are!   The good thing is that the ingredients all taste great together, so you really can’t go wrong regardless of the quantities you use.


  • Feta cheese (~1/2 cup)
  • Jar Roasted red peppers (~ 3 to 4 of the large slices out of the jar)
  • Pitted kalamata olives, diced (~ 20 of them)
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Greek seasoning (optional)
  • Olive oil
  • Pita Bread


To make the Chickpea Salad:

  1. Rinse and drain the two cans of chickpeas in a strainer.
  2. Slice the kalamata olives.
  3. Dice the roasted red peppers.
  4. Crumble the feta cheese (I buy it already crumbled at Whole Foods.
  5. Combine above four ingredients in a bowl.
  6. For the dressing, use 3 parts olive oil to 1 part lemon juice.  I also sprinkled in a bit of greek seasoning.
  7. Add the dressing to the mixture above along (amount depends on your preference) with some salt and pepper.

To make the Pita Chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice each pita into 6 triangles.
  3. Spread pita triangles out on a baking sheet, and brush each piece with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Bake for ~ 12 minutes or until crispy.

Here’s the final product:

Easy chickpea salad

What’s your favorite weeknight recipe?


4 Responses to Easy Chickpea Salad with Pita Chips

  1. Amy says:

    Yum-that looks good! Here is a silly question, but what is Greek seasoning?
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    • Gina says:

      It’s actually a spice you can buy at the store – brand I have is Spice Island! It says it contains dehydrated onion and garlic, spices, salt, and mint leaf.

  2. lori says:

    That looks really good. If I can escape from this snow-enclosed house, I’ll venture out to get the ingredients.

    • Gina says:

      I haven’t left the house today Lori, and may not tomorrow either – there is so much snow! I went to Whole Foods yesterday and it was a zoo.

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