Chickpea Salad

Begin your al fresco meal with a refreshing white wine from one of our Dundee Hills wineries. Whether you choose the fruity notes of a Sauvignon Blanc or the fresh acidity of a sparkling wine, each sip will enhance the flavor of this Mediterranean salad.

Recipe courtesy of Daisy Vande Brake of La Bastide Bed & Breakfast


  • 2 16 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained  
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 persian cucumber, chopped and quartered or regular cucumber
  • ½ cup of red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, halves and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 12 oz feta

Optional Dressing: 

  • White Balsamic Vinegar


  • Prep ingredients accordingly. 
  • Throw it all in a bowl. 
  • Enjoy!


  • Durant Winery 2022 Lark Sauvignon Blanc: The Sauvignon Blanc, grown by the Durant family, makes an exquisitely refreshing wine with notes of golden apples, honeysuckle, pineapple, and a fresh herb garden. The crisp freshness of the wine brings Mediterranean food a fun accent in flavors. The balsamic can increase these flavor changes but is unnecessary, as this salad is delicious without dressing. A mouthful of freshly grown vegetables helps highlight the wine’s crisp apple and sweetheart candy tartness. 
  • Roco Winery 2019 RMS Brut: Bubbles. Emma and I both love bubbles, no matter the method. However, a delicious Methode Champenoise from the Willamette Valley can accent this salad because it will tend to have bright green apple and pear flavors. Roco Winery has set up this fantastic program to create tiny, delicate, immaculate bubbles that dance on the palate. The flavors of this Brut highlight the freshness of the salad and are fun with the optional vinaigrette. Bubbles scream celebration, but Emma and I agree that bubbles are fun no matter the occasion.
  • Holloran 2022 Sauvignon Blanc Eola-Amity Hills: We selected another Sauvignon Blanc, this time from the Eola Hills, featuring tropical flavors like pineapple and peach. These notes complement the salad’s Mediterranean flavors, adding a summery vibe. The diverse Sauvignon Blancs from the Willamette Valley highlight the AVA’s depth and complexity, with this wine’s tropical notes perfectly enhancing the dish.

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