Modern Greek Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Toasted Pine Nuts
"This delicious Greek Salad is a twist on the classic with lots of fresh, colorful produce and a tangy balsamic vinegar dressing! Topped with the best Crispy Chickpeas, Toasted Pine Nuts, Feta, and Lemon Juice!"
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 6


For the Roasted Chickpeas and Toasted Pine Nuts

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/ 2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon pepper

For the Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/ 2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon pepper

For the Greek Salad

  • 1 (5 ounce) box mixed greens
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/ 2 small white onion, diced
  • 1/ 2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Feta, To Taste

Make the Roasted Chickpeas and Toasted Pine Nuts


  • Step 1

    Heat a medium pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the pine nuts and cook while stirring around frequently. Mix them around until they are golden and put them in a bowl. About 5 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add other remaining olive oil to the pan. Add the chickpeas, salt, pepper, oregano, and lemon. Cook until the chickpeas are crispy and then add them to the bowl with pine nuts. About 10 minutes.

Make the Balsamic Dressing


  • Step 1

    Whisk or shake together olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano to taste.

Assemble the Greek Salad


  • Step 1

    Get a large bowl and combine spring mix salad, cucumber, cherry tomato, carrots, red onion, and white onion.

  • Step 2

    Top the salad with crispy chickpeas, toasted pine nuts, feta, lemon juice, and dressing.