Tomato Avocado Cucumber Chick Pea Salad with Feta and Greek Lemon Dressing

03.30.2015

I don’t know why I always make such big salads. I guess with the ones that have chicken I’m always just making enough so we can eat it as a main dish for dinner, then with salads like this I just think of them as the perfect salad to take to a get together. I mean when they are this good, why not make a big salad with enough to share?

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This is a very summery salad with such vibrant flavors. I love the way the lemon fairs with the fresh herbs and how it just brightens the flavors of the fresh veggies (and fruits if you want to get technical with tomatoes and avocados). Greek flavors are one of my favorite and I love what they bring to this salad (but I probably say that about everything. I also can’t get enough of the Italian, Mexican, Indian, American and Chinese flavors).

This dressing is so easy to whip together (or blend shall I say), and you’ll want to use it for all your favorite salads! It’s a simple recipe but it packs a punch. It would be great on a grilled chicken and spinach salad too. We all know how I’m obsessed with those. They are a go to lunch and dinner around here.

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If you don’t want a big salad you can definitely scale this recipe down and use 1 container of cherry tomatoes, 1/2 a cucumber, 1 small avocado, 1/3 of the can of chick peas, 1 1/2 Tbsp parsley and 1 oz of feta. I’d recommend making the full dressing recipe though and just saving it in the refrigerator for another use. Just whisk it again before using it.

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Tomato Avocado Cucumber Chick Pea Salad with Feta and Greek Lemon Dressing

5 from 2 votes

Yield: About 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (10.5 oz) containers red cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (10.5 oz) container yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cucumbers , peeled and sliced into quarters
  • 2 Hass avocados , peeled, cored and diced (ripe but semi-firm)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 oz feta cheese , crumbled

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano

Instructions

  1. In a salad bowl toss together tomatoes, chick peas and cucumbers. Add avocado and parsley and gently toss. Add desire amount of dressing and the feta and gently toss to evenly coat. Serve within an hour for best results.
  2. For the dressing:
  3. In a blender (or mixing bowl with a whisk), blend olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and salt until mixture is well emulsified. Stir in basil and oregano.
  4. Recipe source: inspired by Green Valley Kitchen

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53 comments

  • Kathy Jackson: This salad is great! It does make a lot so I made 1/3 at a time!! The dressing makes it so special!! August 14, 2018 at 9:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a review! August 22, 2018 at 11:30am Reply

  • SUSANNE: I HAVE JUST MADE THIS FOR MY LUNCH AND IT WAS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST SALAD I HAVE EVER HAD. I ONLY USED 1 TBSP OF OIL IN DRESSING AS I AM DIETING BUT IT WAS STILL DELICIOUS. August 6, 2018 at 6:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Susanne! August 6, 2018 at 8:44am Reply

  • Michelle T: I just made the dressing tonight and I love the flavor. I can’t wait to make the salad tomorrow and taste everything mixed together. It sounds delish! July 7, 2017 at 9:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you like the dressing, I hope you love the salad as well! July 7, 2017 at 9:40pm Reply

  • Pam: DO we know how many calories etc ? March 15, 2017 at 12:20pm Reply

  • Abi: Woooaw my Menü dir tomorrow for my husband and family…..
    PS : thanks for the idea
    I’ve to repost this gorgeous recipes from you
    ????????????
    Abi February 16, 2017 at 4:45pm Reply

  • Nicki Escudero: Hi, Jaclyn, I made this last night, and it was amazing! Thanks for the great recipe! Nicki January 31, 2017 at 1:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you loved it Nicki! Thanks for the comment! January 31, 2017 at 2:42pm Reply

  • Kimberly: Just wondering how many points this salad is. Looks delicious! January 29, 2017 at 8:28pm Reply

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