Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mediterranean Chopped Salad With Shrimp and Chickpeas

We eat a lot of salads but sometimes chopping up all those veggies is so time consuming an such a pain. So I decided to find a recipe that combined everything into a nice little salad. And while I was reading this recipe, there was a little note along the bottom that said the spiced pita chips would go nicely with the salad. So since I needed pita chips for the salad recipe anyway, I decided to make those too (recipe also below).

1/2 head Romaine lettuce, cut crosswise into thin strips (8 cups)
1 lb. cooked, peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
1 15.5-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
3/4 cup Feta cheese (about 3 oz.)
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
2 cups pita chips, broken into pieces
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
kosher salt and black pepper

In a large bowl, add the lettuce, shrimp, cucumber, chickpeas, onion, Feta, olives and pita chips to the oil and vinegar. Add 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and toss.

Spiced Pita Chips

4 pitas (I used the mini round pitas and cut them in half)
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Heat the broiler. Split the pitas to make 8 rounds and brush them with the oil. Sprinkle with the paprika, oregano and salt. Slice the pitas into triangles. Arrange on 2 baking sheets and broil until crisp, about 2 minutes.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Just started scrolling through your blog and this was calling my name! It looks delicious and just like something I would love! Thanks for the recipe!