Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
1 Package Pure Farmland Simply Seasoned Protein Starters
2 15 oz. cans chickpeas
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large tomatoes, diced
4 large Persian cucumbers, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup fresh mint, minced
1/2 tsp. pepper
Place Plant-Based Protein Starters in large skillet over medium-high heat. Break apart with spatula and cook until moisture has evaporated and product browns, about 12 minutes. Set aside.
Drain the chickpeas, transfer to a strainer, then rinse under cool running water until the water runs clean from the strainer.
In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas with the lemon juice, olive oil, paprika, and salt. Stir to combine. Cover the bowl and transfer to the fridge. Marinate at least 15 minutes and up to an hour.
While the chickpeas marinate, dice the vegetables and chop the fresh herbs.
Add the protein starter, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, onion, mint, and parsley to the marinated chickpeas and toss to combine. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed until the flavor pops.
Serve immediately with fresh pita. If time permits, chill for 30 minutes, then serve.
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