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:
- Rinse and drain the two cans of chickpeas in a strainer.
- Slice the kalamata olives.
- Dice the roasted red peppers.
- Crumble the feta cheese (I buy it already crumbled at Whole Foods.
- Combine above four ingredients in a bowl.
- For the dressing, use 3 parts olive oil to 1 part lemon juice. I also sprinkled in a bit of greek seasoning.
- Add the dressing to the mixture above along (amount depends on your preference) with some salt and pepper.
To make the Pita Chips:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice each pita into 6 triangles.
- Spread pita triangles out on a baking sheet, and brush each piece with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake for ~ 12 minutes or until crispy.
Here’s the final product:
What’s your favorite weeknight recipe?
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