Chickpea Summer Salad

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Chickpea Summer Salad – A complete meal in a salad! So healthy and so delicious!

Have you ever heard of one dish meals? Well this delicious salad is just that! One whole meal in just one beautiful salad. When you are down to the wire and just don’t have a lot of time this salad is simply perfect!

It’s so healthy for you too! The chickpeas are all the protein and fiber that you need and there are all kinds of glorious veggies to help you feel great. You can eat just this salad and be totally satisfied or, if you aren’t in quite as big a rush, you can add some Butter Bread or a Prune Muffin. With summer and picnics coming you can easily serve this with a Baked Chicken Sandwich, some Grilled Zucchini or a Quick and Classy Chicken Salad Sandwich.

The best part is that you can really use any veggies you have on hand! Try some carrots, celery, artichokes and black olives if you have them in your pantry too. Yum! Don’t you just love diverse recipes?!

Ingredients

2 cups cooked chickpeas
1 cucumber, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved OR Roma tomatoes, chopped
6 scallions, sliced
1 bell pepper, any color, chopped
½ cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Pour dressing on top and mix gently.

Dressing

Ingredients

2 Tbs. fresh oregano, chopped small
2 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped small
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup lemon juice
1 Tbs. flax oil (optional)
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Directions

Add all ingredients to a Mason jar and shake well. Pour over salad and gently mix.

For more delicious summer salads make sure you check out our Broccoli and Cauliflower Summer Salad, Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad, Last Minute Potato Salad and Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad. All are super easy peasy and taste amazing!

What are your favorite one dish meals?

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