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Delicious Recipe for Memorial Day

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How about something fresh and delicious this Memorial Day weekend!

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, many of us may be hosting or planning to attend a party. For those of us who don’t know what to make yet, here is a recipe inspiration. This fresh, easy, and tasty Mediterranean chickpea salad can be the perfect addition to our gatherings.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Serves 6

Ingredients:

(for the salad)

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped kalamata olives
  • ½ cup crumbled feta
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

(for the vinaigrette)

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl toss together chickpeas, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, olives, and feta. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a jar fitted with a lid, combine olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Shake until emulsified, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Dress salad with vinaigrette and serve.

We at The Maria Sanchez Show hope you will try out this delicious recipe for your Memorial Day party. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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