Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Herbs & Dandelion Greens Greek Salad | Gluten-Free Mediterranean Diet

Where are my Greek food lovers?! 


Im gonna tell you a little secret. 


If you love Greek food and don’t want to follow recipes, just follow these flavor combos to make your own dishes: 1. olive oil + lemon + oregano/dill or 

2. garlic + olive oil + red wine vinegar. 


Remember these basic combos and you can make a weekday soup or salad like the ones pictured here!


Pair these dishes with Greek Potato Salad or rustic sourdough bread for a weekend lunch. Get your Greek music playlist on and transport yourself to a Greek Taverna 🇬🇷. Enjoy these recipes, from my kitchen to yours! ‘Akentannos’- may you live to 100


Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Herbs

Ingredients (Serves 2-4): 

  • ½ lb. dried chickpeas or 2 cans, rinsed
  • ½ medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced 
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • ¼ cup extra Virgin olive oil + more to serve
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh dilll


Cook garbanzo beans in water from dried until tender. In a small pot add all ingredients except lemon juice and dill. Add just enough water to cover beans and vegetables. Bring to a boil, then lower and simmer with lid for 20-30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. To serve, spoon into bowls and finish with lemon juice, olive oil and fresh dill. 

Dandelion Greens Greek Salad

Ingredients (for 2):

  • 2-3 cups dandelion greens
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Feta and dill (optional)


Add all ingredients into a bowl and dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. 

To your happy and healthy life,


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