I wasn't really sure about the chickpea salad though.. I mean, sure he likes chickpeas and all but I figured I'd give it a go and see what happened.. I mean, it's all about expanding his palate and having him learn to prepare basic recipes that he can make on his own as well as being healthy too.
*if you don't have fresh herbs you can substitute dry, just use half the amount as the fresh.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
2 Tbs diced red onion
1/4 cup black olives
1 small cucumber, peeled & diced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup feta
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
Combine chickpeas and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Pour vinegar mixture over salad, tossing gently.