Summer Chickpea Salad

A simply delicious hot summer’s day salad! Make ahead and refrigerate for an easy meal.

Summer Chickpea Salad
Summer Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes or tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or scallions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, corn, tomatoes, basil and chives. Toss well with the salt and pepper. Heat oil and garlic in a small saucepan until the mixture is warm and garlic cloves are sizzling a bit. Add the vinegar, honey, lime juice and zest.
  2. Pour the liquid over the chickpeas and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate before serving. It tastes better as it sits!

 

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