Stop everything because this Mediterranean chickpea wedge salad with hummus dressing is the king of all salads.
I love serving this as a wedge salad on a beautiful halved heart of romaine — the presentation alone is striking! -- but you could easily adapt the entire salad using pre-bagged lettuce (stick with romaine or switch to fresh spinach, spring greens, or even mesclun!). It’s the combination of chickpeas, toppings, and that dressing, omg, that give this dish that familiar, deconstructed falafel flavor that is going to blow your mind. Guys, this is reason enough to keep extra cans of chickpeas on hand! You’ve gotta try this!!!
Chickpeas are an unassuming and inexpensive ingredient, but that doesn’t mean they can’t transform into something truly stellar. Toss them with olive oil and your favorite blend of spices, bake until golden brown and crunchy, and you will not believe how much flavor they add to this or any dish.
In fact, you could double the recipe for the chickpeas and keep them on hand as a healthy snack all week!