Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Chopped romaine hearts hold up well when tossed with the chickpea mixture in this Mediterranean salad recipe. Sprinkle with goat cheese for a finishing touch.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Other Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 (15 1/2-oz.) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
  • 1 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


  1. 1. Sauté chickpeas, salt, and pepper in hot oil in a skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes. Stir in garlic, and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until chickpeas are golden brown. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. 2. Toss together romaine lettuce, chickpea mixture, and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.
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