Recipe: Chickpea, Pomegranate, & Feta Summer Salad

By | July 4, 2011

They say necessity is the mother of all inventions that’s why I came up with this recipe which takes exactly from 5-10 minutes to make. Perfect and fulfilling for a light summer lunch. You can come from work and have it on the table in no time. It is virtually fat free, Fahad Diet Camp Approved, plus its Gluten Free for my gluten intolerant friends.

What will you need?

For one person you need some Nakhi from the Co-op, one green pepper, 2 cucumbers, some parsley and mint, low fat feta cheese, pomegranate, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, dried thyme and smoked paprika if you want. You can also add 3 cherry tomatoes if you wish.

Measure out half a cup or 115g of the Nakhi and add it to your salad bowl.

Wash and cut the cucumbers length wise. I deseeded the cucumbers as well before chopping them up because the seeds would just taste weird in the salad. Keep them if you want keifkom but the salad would taste better without it.

Add 100g low fat feta cheese and chopped green peppers with the cucumbers in the bowl. I am a bit disoriented today so I forgot to take photos of those steps.

Wash and chop a handful of parsley and mint. No need to chop them finely this is not a taboola. These two are the most important thing in the salad as they are what gives the salad its amazing taste kick.

Bs khala9na. Just add one tablespoon of mustard to a bowl with the juice of half a lemon o whisk them together to make a dressing.

Assembly time!

The dressing is ready, so is the salad. I want to add a pinch of multicolored peppercorns, Himalayan pink salt, smoked paprika, and dried thyme to make this salad the best salad ever. You can always add freshly ground black pepper, salt, and normal paprika.

Add half a cup or 60g of pomegranate.

Mix everything up and Voila! Its time to eat!

Again I couldn’t make it look more appetizing for the photo but I am really hungry and tired and who cares? It tastes AMAZING! Now excuse me while I go eat it for lunch 😀


8 Responses to “Recipe: Chickpea, Pomegranate, & Feta Summer Salad”

  1. FourMe says:

    Shofay ana ma7ib etlwi9 w tlghwi9 bl akil bs for the first timeEVER i wanted to have a bite of that!

    Woman u should be in marketing!

    • danderma says:

      hatha teleqwi9 yal thalma?
      Oh well you can’t have it. Ma 3ndokom fresh nakhi :p

  2. Designer says:

    danderma where could i find a multicolored peppercorn?? ive been looking EVERYWHER!! gabel kanaw eybe3eoonah eb markaz sul6an 3ind el herbs area, but now i cant find it anywhere!! plz tell where could i find them :( and im Sooo defiantly gonna copy your salad and tell u how it goes 😀 love pemogrante in my greens! yum!

    once a girl in my office braught a salad she made with peaches, red oranges, jarjeer, cucumber and the dressing was soury and sweet.. To die For!!

    • danderma says:

      I am sorry but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them before in Kuwait, mine is brought in from the UK… try dean and deluca though they might stock it? Or lulu hypermarket?

  3. Pink GirL Q8 says:

    it looks yummmmmmy kifch saweliii neg9ah ana mo ra3yat 6ba5 😛

  4. Wicked says:

    YUM!!

    I have a similar version of it that I learned from my diet care meal subscription

    I ditch the pomegranate and cucumber and use basil and lettuce instead. basil tastes quite good with chickpea and feta cheese

    btw I think about starting a blog that offers good vegetarian diet recipes along with a friend of mine, would you be interested to post along with us ?

    • danderma says:

      hmmm I wouldn’t mind posting every once in a while but not as a permanent contributor more like a guest writer :)
      Good luck with that!