Chickpea, Tomato, Cucumber Salad with Tahini Lemon Sauce

Chickpea, Tomato, Cucumber Salad with Tahini Lemon Sauce

Serves 4

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼  cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp miso paste*
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (or 1 large tomato, chopped)
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup sheep’s milk feta (or any other kind of feta)
  • ½ cup walnuts (optional)

Directions:

Combine all of the sauce ingredients into small bowl and whisk until uniform.

Combine the cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, parsley and feta into a large bowl. Pour dressing on top and mix until evenly coated. Top with additional feta and parsley and finish with fresh ground black pepper.

*If omitting miso paste, make sure to add salt, to taste.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Natalie Bickford.