I love chickpeas and eat them several times a week. They are not only tasty, they are so good for you: full of fiber, protein, folate, calcium, etc. I’m always trying to come up with new ideas for how to use them, and in this version, they are starring alongside halloumi cheese, that fabulous cheese from Cyprus that you can fry or grill.
This is a really easy but very tasty chickpea salad recipe, perfect for hot summer evenings, and good when having company since you can prepare most of it ahead of time.
If you want to keep it vegan, just omit the halloumi. It can be hard to find sometimes, and I have made a cheese-less version of this salad a couple of times, and it’s delicious without it too.
Also see my spicy chickpea dip recipe, inspired by this salad.