If you want to simplify this recipe, you can skip the prepared hummus, but if you have it on hand, it’s worth going for both. The herbed vinaigrette features parsley, mint, basil and chives for maximum herby flavor.
1. Make vinaigrette: In a small skillet on low, combine one-half of oil and garlic. Heat until mixture begins to sizzle; let sizzle for 30 seconds, then transfer to a small bowl to cool. Combine remaining one-half of oil, parsley, mint, basil, chives, vinegar and mustard in a small food processor; pulse to mix. Add cooled garlic mixture, salt and pepper; blend until well combined.
2. Prepare salad: Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with oil and salt. Spread on a baking sheet and bake until chickpeas are golden and very crisp, 40 to 45 minutes, shaking pan occasionally. Transfer to a bowl to cool.
3. In a bowl, combine romaine, cucumber, tomatoes and feta. Add enough dressing to lightly coat; gently toss. Add more dressing as needed. If using, spread hummus on bottom of each plate. Top with cucumber mixture. Place 2 egg halves on each plate and sprinkle with additional salt. Season salads with pepper and sprinkle with crispy chickpeas.
MAKE AHEAD: Make the dressing up to2 days ahead; cover and refrigerate. Chickpeas can be made the day before and stored in a loosely covered container. You may need to briefly toast them to crisp them up again.
- Serving Size ¼ of recipe
- Calories 534
- Carbohydrate Content 27 g
- Cholesterol Content 199 mg
- Fat Content 41 g
- Fiber Content 9 g
- Protein Content 17 g
- Saturated Fat Content 8 g
- Sodium Content 681 mg
- Sugar Content 8 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 26.5 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 4.5 g