Salads don't need to be just greens, you can still have a delicious, healthy and filling salad with the right ingredients!
And this comes in at just 269 calories per serving (8 serves).
4 sesame pita breads
2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cucumber, diced
4 large tomatoes
6 spring onions, chopped
1/2 cup pitted black olives, preferably kalamata olives
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons olive tapenade
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
PepperGarnish: Sprigs of fresh mint
Preheat the oven broiler. Split the pita breads in half by carefully cutting them open with a sharp knife. Place them on a baking sheet. Toast under the broiler until golden brown and crisp, turning once, then allow to cool. Tear into bite-size pieces.
Put the chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, scallions, and olives in a serving bowl. For the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, tapenade, mint, and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the vegetables and toss together.
Just before serving, add the pieces of pita bread and mix well. Serve garnished with sprigs of fresh mint. Serves 8.