Chickpea and Feta Salad

I have to admit, sometimes I love when my husband misses dinner. I admire him in so many ways. Not only does he work very hard to support our family (so I can stay home with the kids) but he’s the one person that I have a very close connection with. Nevertheless, I have this inside “smile” when he’s not home for dinner. Why? Because I get to make the food I love and he doesn’t! Like an amazing Chickpea and Feta Salad, woot! woot!

He’s more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy and I love salads, fruit, vegetables and beans! Last week he asked me what was for dinner and I replied, “chicken and zucchini.” He said, “Do you like that?” I had a puzzled look on my face but said, “yes, I make the menu every week. Of course, I do.” He went back to watering our grass. At dinner, my kids asked what was on their plate and he said, “I have no idea, ask your mother.” Again, I looked puzzled. “It’s zucchini.” He ate all his chicken and left the zucchini behind. “Eat it, it’s good for you,” he said to the kids. It made me laugh. He would never go for this chickpea and feta salad, ever!

Tonight is one of those nights that he’s out working hard, so I made one of my favorite salads. I know he doesn’t care for garbanzo beans, but I can’t resist them! When I worked as an Executive Assistant, I would always visit the salad bar for lunch and load up on these guys. They are good for you and delicious! I eat them out of the can, put them in a salad, roast them and of course, eat lots of hummus! I’m not quite sure where I would be without chickpeas so I’m glad they are always in my kitchen!

This salad is super easy. When people ask me to bring something to the party, this is what I bring. I also make this dish at my own home parties  and also when I’m visiting friends. The best part is how quickly you have a delicious dish with little prep time.

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This was pretty much my dinner. I saved half for lunch tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it! I hardly switch up this salad but if I do, I add mozzarella cheese instead of feta or some noodles. You can add whatever vegetables you desire. Some people make it with different spices too. Be sure to experiment with cilantro, oregano and even Italian seasoning too! I prefer the recipe I listed above, but even a dash of lemon juice or Italian dressing will do! Do you have a dish that your spouse doesn’t like? I want to know what you secretly enjoy! Be sure to leave a comment below!

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