Recipe-Mediterranean | RightRice

Mediterranean Salad with Crispy Garbanzo Beans & Tzatziki

10

MINUTES

PREP TIME
20

MINUTES

COOK TIME
4

SERVINGS

SERVES

Adding fried chickpeas to this Mediterranean-inspired salad creates a perfect lunch that is ready in minutes.  Store bought Tzatziki is an easy shortcut.  Use any vegetables or herbs that inspire you.  

Ingredients:

 

1 package Lemon Pepper RightRice

 

1 ⅓ cup vegetable or chicken stock

¼ cup chopped mint, plus leaves for garnish

 

2 Tbsp chopped dill,
plus sprigs for garnish

 

2 Tbsp olive oil

 

1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, and dried with a paper towel

 

Kosher salt

 

1 tsp. smoked paprika, optional

 

2 small Persian cucumbers, sliced

½ red onion, thinly sliced 

½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes

½ cup store-bought Tzatziki

½ cup crumbled feta 

Preparation:

 

Prepare the Right Rice according to the packaging directions, using vegetable or chicken broth as the liquid. As it sits for 12 minutes, prepare the chickpeas. Once cooked, fluff with a fork and stir in the herbs.

 

In a large nonstick frying pan, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, place the dried chickpeas in the pan, adding a pinch of salt.  (If they have any moisture on them, they easily splatter, so be careful.)

 

Stir the chickpeas to crisp on all sides.  After 2 minutes, sprinkle the smoked paprika over the top, stir to coat, and then remove them from the pan and place on a paper-towel lined plate.

Place ¼ of the rice in a bowl. Top with some cucumber slices, red onion slices, and cherry tomatoes.  Place a dollop of Tzatziki on each bowl, then sprinkle some feta on top.

 

Garnish with the  herb sprigs and an additional drizzling of olive oil.  

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