Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Sunset reader Elena Burgeno-Berman, of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, created this dinner salad because she wanted to avoid simple carbs, like pasta, and eat more beans.

Yield:

Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 503
Caloriesfromfat 51 %
Protein 29 g
Fat 29 g
Satfat 8.9 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 8.3 g
Sodium 1175 mg
Cholesterol 76 mg

Ingredients

3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
2 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (1 lb. total)
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
2 cans (15 oz. each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 sliced red bell pepper
1 cup flat-leaf parsley
6 ounces crumbled goat's-milk feta cheese

Preparation

1. Heat grill to high (450° to 550°). Mix 1 tbsp. each lemon juice and oil, 1 tsp. garlic, and 1/2 tsp. each salt, pepper, and cumin in a medium bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat.

2. Grill chicken, turning once, until cooked through and browned, about 10 minutes. Let rest, covered, 5 minutes.

3. Whisk together remaining 2 tbsp. each lemon juice and oil, 2 tsp. garlic, 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper, and 1 tsp. cumin with the tahini in a large bowl. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper and toss to coat. Divide among 4 plates. Slice chicken and set on top. Sprinkle salads with parsley and cheese.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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Elena Burgeno-Berman, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA,

September 2011