- 230 g. Cooked Chickpeascanned or home cooked
- 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
- 1/2 tsp. Smoked sweet paprika
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Olive oiloptional
- 200 g. Romaine Lettuce
- 10 Cherry Tomatoes
- 200 g. (2 medium) Cucumber
- 100 g. Red Cabbage
- 200 g. Vegan Greek Cheese Alternative
- 1/2 medium Red Onion
- of 1 lemon Lemon juice
- 1 tsp. Maple syrup
- 1 pressed/diced Garlic cloves
- 3-4 springs Fresh dill
This crispy chickpea and vegan Feta salad brings me summer vibes every time I make it at any time of the year! It is so fresh, perfectly salty and sweet, rich, and full of nutrients and vitamins! I decided to combine the fresh organic greens, crispy and aromatic roasted chickpeas, and soft, tender, and perfectly salty vegan Soyanada Greek cheese alternative to make a perfectly balanced salad. This crispy chickpea and vegan Feta salad is vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free! Only fresh and natural ingredients.
These crispy chickpeas add a great deal of a crunch and flavour along with protein to this salad. Apart from that, you can make them in big batches and eat as a snack, which my 3-year old loves to do. To make these crispy chickpeas you would need to rinse canned or home-cooked chickpeas, then dry them on a cotton towel and rub a little bit to get rid of the outer skin which often falls out. Afterwards, just add a drop of oil (optionally) and your favourite spices and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Very simple, but delicious way to add chickpeas in your daily meals.
Vegan Greek Cheese (Feta)
When I just moved to Switzerland I discovered Soyana brand, which makes local high quality Swiss vegan products such as vegan cheese, tempeh, bread spreads, and many more. So far this Greek Vegan Cheese Alternative is the best I found on the swiss and german markets not only tastewise, but also nutritionally because it is unpasteurized and fermented, which means that all the nutrients have been preserved. If you don’t have access to Soyana products, you can try adding another greek or feta cheese alternatives which you can find in your local grocery stores. I highly recommend avoiding unhealthy ingredients such as refined vegetable oils, preservatives, artificial colourings and high sugar and sodium content. The vegan cheese that I used retains its shape and I easily could cut it into cubes for the salad.
As main greens for this crispy chickpea and vegan Feta salad, I have used mini Romain Lettuce because I love how crunchy it is, it is also healthy and you can easily wash it and chop it up in a minute! additionally, I added cherry tomatoes for extra sweetness, cucumbers, red cabbage for as a great antioxidant and vitamin C, and red onions as well. You can add any of your favourite greens or fresh vegetables and customize this salad according to your taste.
To emphasize the freshness of this salad and add an extra flavour, I went with a simple oil-free dressing, which consists of lemon juice, maple syrup, dill and garlic. A balance between sweet, sour and pungent flavours makes it a perfect dressing for this salad.
If you are interested in the other vegan, healthy, and easy vegan gluten-free salad recipes, check out this Delicious Quinoa Salad with Vegetables and Beans
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1. Preheat the oven at 200 C;
1. Wash and chop up the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion and add to a bowl;