Raini’s “Best Postpartum Meal” Garbanzo, Green Bean, Feta Salad

Category: 
Salads
Seasons: 
October, September, August

Makes 3–4 servings

Courtesy of Raini Gomez

After Raini Gomez’s daughter, Evie, was born, a dear friend brought her this salad, along with a rotisserie chicken from El Pollo Rico. “We called it gas station chicken,” Gomez says. “It was the BEST postpartum meal I had. This salad is a classic and I make it frequently now.”

Super easy

Raini’s “Best Postpartum Meal” Garbanzo, Green Bean, Feta Salad

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup(s) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon zest
  • 1 juice of lemon(s)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 15 ounce can(s) garbanzo beans
  • 1 pound(s) haricots verts or green beans, steamed until crisp-tender
  • 1/4 cup(s) diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup(s) feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  • 1 cucumber(s), diced
  • 2 pieces pita bread, crisped and torn
  • 1 handful(s) mint, torn

Raini’s “Best Postpartum Meal” Garbanzo, Green Bean, Feta Salad Directions

  1. Make a dressing with the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk until emulsified.
  2. Combine all the other ingredients, except for the pita bread and mint, in a bowl. Toss with the dressing, then transfer to large jar or container for delivery.
  3. Keep the pita and mint on the side, to be added right before eating.

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