Greek Avocado Salad

Guys, I’ve been totally slacking on posts lately (if you hadn’t noticed).

I’ve mentioned a few times recently that I’ve been focused on my workouts.  I think I have a good routine going with those at this point.  Now I figure it’s time that I buckle down and focus on eating healthier on a more regular basis (i.e. not just on Mondays).  So many of my blog posts are about food, and in my attempts to be healthy mean that the recipes are a bit boring.  Some aren’t even “real” recipes at all, but rather a bit of a write up about some random collection of ingredients that I called a salad for lunch.  So many are like that in fact that I haven’t even bothered to write them up because I figured you would not be interested in them at all.

Somewhere along the way, I had an epiphany.  Since I’m always looking for new healthy meal ideas, maybe you might be too, no matter how simple or ordinary (or boring?) they may be.  There are exceptions though.  I’m not going to blog a recipe for a packet of oatmeal, blueberries, and cinnamon.  If you can’t figure out how to make that recipe just by what’s in it, you probably aren’t going to make it anyway.  If you are interested in seeing those kind of meals, I sometimes share them on Instagram and Twitter so make sure to follow me on those social media platforms if you’re interested.  I will, however, share more healthy recipes like this salad.  (See?  Another salad!)

Have you ever thought to add avocado to what is essentially a Greek salad with chickpeas?  I was clueless on this which is so weird because I love anything having to do with avocados and everything related to Greek food.  Seriously, how could I not have realized this combo existed on my own?  This salad tastes delicious and it’s actually filling.  I don’t know about you but I think it’s one of the worst things in the world to eat a salad and then be hungry 30 minutes later.  (My husband chimed in and points out that his salads don’t leave him hungry for hours, but no normal person can possibly eat salads as large as his.  I have no idea how he doesn’t get epic tummy aches after them.)

If you’re more interested in recipes like chocolate chip cookies and pizza, then don’t worry because I will still continue to share those kinds of recipes.  In fact, I made a fun dessert last weekend and can’t wait to share it with you soon.  I gave you a sneak peak on Instagram and Twitter.  😉

Greek Avocado Salad Recipe
(1 serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped (pit and skin removed)
  • 1 ounce feta cheese,  crumbled
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced (or 1 mini cucumber sliced, which is what I used today)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, add the chickpeas, chopped avocado, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper, and gently mix everything together.
  2. That’s it!  I served it with a piece of pita because everything is better with bread.

Slightly adapted:  Sweat

 

Rating:

 

Comments

  1. Marie says:

    This was delish! I made it for lunch today. I added Greek olives and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil in place of parsley. It was very filling. I am with you everything is better with avocados.
    Any salad recipe is much appreciated. Especially in this humid weather it is so refreshing!
    Thanks again Tina

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! I love how versatile this salad is because just a few minor changes and you’ve got another amazing salad. The other day I omitted the parsley but added fresh basil and I added mozzarella cheese. So I sort of made a caprese avocado and chickpea salad. 🙂

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