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Fried Feta & Chickpeas

by Lisa @take_me_to_the_kitchen

Undoubtedly, you have seen the baked tomato feta pasta sweeping the internet.

If you enjoyed that, you will love this!



1 can of chickpeas, half the liquid drained, don't rinse

1 pint (or less) cherry tomatoes, halved

2 chopped scallions (green onions)

Zest of 1 lemon

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tbsp. olive oil


1 tbsp. sesame seeds

3 tbsp. cornstarch

2 tbsp. butter

1 block feta, drained on paper towels

Pita bread or Naan


  • Combine the first 8 ingredients in a baking dish, cover with foil, bake 350F for 30 minutes.

  • Mix sesame seeds with cornstarch, and coat the block of feta on all 6 sides.

  • Melt butter in nonstick pan over medium heat. When melted add feta and fry on all 6 sides until golden brown and soft, about 10 minutes. Use 2 spatulas to turn it.

  • Plate the feta, surround with chickpeas and their amazing sauce.

  • Serve with lemon wedges and pita or naan.

See you next week for a new quick and easy recipe!


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