Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 40 min Servings: 4
Say hello to your perfect spring salad! This citrus chickpea marinated salad will become your go-to for bbq and picnic season, which in my opinion can’t come soon enough! The citrus zest and juice is such a beautiful complement to the earthy and hearty chickpeas. It is perfect on its own, or makes a beautiful side dish with grilled chicken or fish. Not to mention, the left overs may taste even better as the chickpeas soak up all that citrus goodness.
2 14-ounce cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
3 sprigs of fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more if you like it spicy)
sea salt and ground pepper to taste
To add after cooking
1 14-ounce can of artichoke hearts, grilled or marinated (see notes below)
1/2 cup crumbled feta
orange slices, peeled with thin skin removed
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
01. In a medium pot combine chickpeas, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, orange zest, orange juice, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
02. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is tender for about 20 minutes.
03. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a large serving bowl. Mix in the artichoke hearts and crumbled feta.
04. Garnish with orange slices and pumpkin seeds. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Notes: the artichoke hearts may also be purchased in jars or in vacuum-sealed packs found in the fridge sections of grocery stores.