The Best Balela (Mediterranean Chickpea Salad)
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Balela salad is all the rage. Here are my lip-smaking ideas to make it the most delicious one you've had yet! I like to make this a day ahead and serve with crusty bread for a quick and easy lunch.
Serves: 8
  • 4 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 TBS. za’atar
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes (or paste tomatoes), diced
  • 1 cup onions (I prefer sweet white or red), diced
  • ⅓ cup of sundried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Let salad marinate for at least 2 hours.
Recipe by The Yum Queen at