Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad

We’re crazy for this Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad. This quick and easy dish is full of flavor and a breeze to toss together!

We're crazy for this Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad. This quick and easy dish is full of flavor and a breeze to toss together!

If I had things my way…

Mornings would not be marked by the incessant beeping of the alarm clock.

Instead our alarms would be equipped to brew a piping hot cup of coffee just seconds before our scheduled wake-up call. The smell alone would lure us from our pillow. Every morning would be the best ever, I’m sure of it!

Laundry would fold itself.

At the very least, a small flock of chirping cartoon birds could fold it for us. It’s not much to as…Group fitness classes would not only be followed by a stretch sesh… but by a massage. If that’s not motivation enough to hit the gym, I don’t know what is. (Though buns of steel are pretty motivating!)

Everyone would get along and no one would go hungry. Period. End of discussion.

And finally, if I had things my way…

You’d eat your vegetables.

Start with this:

We're crazy for this Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad. This quick and easy dish is full of flavor and a breeze to toss together!

Gahhhh those colors! *cue heart eyes*

This vibrant salad is fancy enough for date night or entertaining, but fuss-free enough for weekday lunches and dinners.

Woot!

Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad

The recipe below yields about 4 servings and can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd!  Just need a little? Feel free to halve it!

We're crazy for this Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad. This quick and easy dish is full of flavor and a breeze to toss together!

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Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad

Prep

Total

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 3 TBSP quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mozzarella balls (cubed works too!)
  • fresh basil, to taste

optional extra: balsamic vinegar reduction or glaze for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas if using canned.
  2. Halve your cherry tomatoes and thinly slice your cucumber. If you'd like, you could also serve the cucumber diced - anything goes when it comes to salads!
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Rinse basil in cold water, pat dry, and chop. I usually opt for about 2-3 TBSP basil chiffonade in my salad. Feel free to use more or less if preferred.
  5. Add your veggies, basil, and mozzarella to the dressing bowl and toss to coat.
  6. Optional: drizzle with a little balsamic (I used Roland Balsamic Glaze) and dive in!

Notes

I love this salad best at room temperature.

You can give the ingredients a few minutes (or even a little longer while you're prepping dinner) to marinate in the dressing before serving if you'd like. Delicious!

We're crazy for this Tomato Mozzarella Chickpea Salad. This quick and easy dish is full of flavor and a breeze to toss together!

so . . . how was it?!

Fantastic! I went medium-light on the basil for my picky husband and then just sprinkled a little extra on mine – deeeelish! We served it up alongside grilled steak and portobello mushrooms and I’m certain it would be amazing with pretty much any protein and veggie combo ever! The flavors channel the delicious and bold simplicity of a Caprese salad but with extra mix-ins like cool crunchy cucumbers and tender chickpeas. Love it so!

Serve it up as a fuss-free side dish to pair with grilled chicken or roasted veggies, or bring this beauty along to your next party or potluck!

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  • Easy & delicious! I used feta cheese, awesome!

    • Woot! So happy to hear it Penny, thanks!

  • omg I NEED this in my life. This is literally all my favorite things in one dish. YUM!

    • Yesssss do it! While tomatoes are still ripe AF! 🙂

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