Fresh greens are great for the spring, I use a mixture of lettuce varieties in this salad, or sometimes buy the wonderful “Cruciferous” blend from Trader Joe’s. Add seasonal tomatoes, crunchy Kirby cucumbers, protein packed garbanzo beans, and some creamy feta cheese and you have a wonderful spring salad.
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 shallot, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
5 cups mixed greens (about 10 ounces)
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 kirby cucumbers, sliced into half-moons
1/2 cup crumbled plain or herbed feta, crumbled
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, shallot, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Drizzle in olive oil while whisking.
In a large bowl, gently toss together the greens, tomatoes, chickpeas,