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Steak with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Feta

Real Simple SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Other:10 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1-inch-thick strip steaks (about 1 1⁄2 pounds total)
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 plum tomatoes, sliced into half-moons
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup crumbled Feta (4 ounces)


Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steaks with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook to the desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove from the skillet and let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Pat the chickpeas dry with paper towels and add them to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to plates and sprinkle with the Feta. Serve with the steak.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 672
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbohydrate: 64g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Fiber: 22g
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 1082mg
  • Cholesterol: 99mg

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