No lettuce needed for this hearty salad. Chickpeas add protein.
Refer to photo above for cutting the size of vegetables
4 large vine ripe tomatoes – seeded
3 English cucumbers seeded and sliced thick
3 mini sweet orange peppers cut crosswise
5 large ribs of celery cut crosswise
1 medium red onion thinly sliced
1 can of chickpeas – drained and rinsed
1/2 of a block of feta cubed –buying feta in a block has more flavor and is moister than crumbles also stays fresher longer.
2 tablespoons of italian seasoning blend
Juice of 2 lemons
3 tablespoons of olive oil – extra virgin
Salt & pepper to taste
Combine all the veggies in a large bowl
Add chickpeas, and feta cubes
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice olive oil and italian seasoning. Pour over salad and combine. Salt & pepper to taste.