Friday, November 4, 2011

Quick Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad

Is there anything better than grape tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, chick peas and a vinaigrette dressing?  I know, sounds good right?  Believe it or not it tastes even better than it sounds.  I had something similar in a cafe for lunch a few weeks ago, so I decided to recreate it after I received some Marzetti Simply Dressed Salad Dressing as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.  I choose the Balsamic flavor to try because that is my favorite flavor:)  It went great on this chick pea salad!


Ingredients:

1 LB grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 (15oz) can pitted black olives, drained and cut in half
1 (15oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1 (15oz) can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and cut in half
1/8 cup Marzetti Simply Dressed Balsamic salad dressing
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Toss.  Serve.  Enjoy:)
This is *pretty* simple to make.  I usually have artichoke hearts and chick peas in my pantry at all times.  Zach was raving about it, so I think I'll be making this a lot.
Thanks for the dressing Marzetti!  I have to say that I usually make my own dressing, but it was nice to be able to throw this all together in under 5 minutes and only dirty one bowl.  I have a feeling that the older Ava gets the less time I'll have to prepare diner...
I wasn't kidding around about the one bowl.  We had the left over salad on top of a bed of butter lettuce for diner that night.  YUM!

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