Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil

6 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 87 Comments

Sorry for my short hiatus… AGAIN. I’m still adjusting to baby and trying to figure out a schedule now that Little Guy is home. Posting should become a bit more consistent now and I (we) even recorded a video today! I should have it ready tomorrow. Thanks for being patient with me as I find my groove again.

Anyway, enough “business.” I can’t wait to tell you about this AWESOME salad I made today. It was so easy and SO tasty!! I’m becoming addicted to fresh herbs. I cannot believe how much fun they are to use! Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil

Today I plucked from my basil plant and made this bean salad really quick. It was amazingly flavorful and filling!

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • About 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 25 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g)
  • pinch of salt

Toss all ingredients together and chill for at least 20 minutes, allowing all the flavors to merge.

Then EAT!

Can’t get any simpler than that. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 half the recipe – About 250g
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
245 6g 7g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 1g 40g 8g

See other recipes using: basil, Chickpeas, tomato


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    Rene

    September 24, 2012

    It's fantastic! Reply

    nikkianne

    October 5, 2012

    I just made that and put th in a baked wonton wrapper as an appetizer it was a big hit Reply

    Casey (The Hippie Health Nut)

    January 9, 2013

    Wow! I made this tonight ...so quick and so delicious! Thank you so much Reply

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    January 27, 2013

    Tried it - made it as a contribution to a Christmas gettogether at a friend's house and everyone loved it! will definitely make again. Reply

    Susie Bee on Maui

    February 13, 2013

    Just made this for dinner - wow! So simple and delicious! I added cucumber and olives but it would've been fine without. Thanks so much for posting this :) Reply

    Christine

    February 24, 2013

    I just made this, and it is so good, without even sitting in the fridge. Once that happens and the flavors mix, I can see this being AMAZING. I added red pepper flakes and some balsamic, since I didn't have apple vinegar. Both of those things were great! Also, I adde some shaved parmasean, because if there is salad involved, I need cheese. Thanks for the great recipe! Reply

    Christina

    April 8, 2013

    I made this yesterday to have for lunches this week. Very yummy! I will say my recipe came out to 317 calories, so not sure how you got the 245, but no worries! Thanks for a great recipe! Reply

    Crystal

    April 8, 2013

    Susan - Glad you liked it! Just curious, did you drain and weigh the chickpeas to calculate? The weight listed on the can included the liquid as well as the beans. That may be why my calculations are coming in a little lower. Reply

    Cassy

    April 24, 2013

    So simple and just bursting with flavour ..didn't change a thing this time around. And I didn't have to run to the grocery store- thanks for this keeper!! Reply

    Delanie

    April 28, 2013

    Found this on Pinterest and am making it now! I am a huge fan of bean salads! If I like this, would you mind if I blogged about it? I will take my own photos and link back to your blog of course. :) Reply

    Linda

    May 4, 2013

    This looks so good, I think I'll be making it this weekend. Reply

    robyn

    May 12, 2013

    Made this today! Yummy! I added some sliced green and black olive to mine too! Reply

    Shannon

    May 15, 2013

    I'm making this for mine and a colleagues lunch while we try to get healthier. really looking forward to trying it :) Reply

    Teresa

    May 23, 2013

    I have made this salad with white beans and parsley instead of the chick peas and Basil and it is awesome too. Will try your version. Reply

    christine

    May 28, 2013

    HI I WANT TO MAKE THIS TONIGHT SO I CAN TAKE TO WORK TOMORROW. I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS: 1. DO YOU THINK IT WILL KEEP FOR TOMORROW? 2. WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR? I HAVE WHITE, BALSAMIC, RICE. Reply

      Maria

      May 28, 2013

      Hi Dani - I make it the day before ALL the time. As for the vinegar I'd use your favorite. I'd go Balsamic. :)

    Jenni

    June 12, 2013

    One of the healthiest meals you can have, what a lovely salad, and chick peas are some good for you. Love to exchange a few recipes, check out my site. thank you Reply

    Laura

    June 13, 2013

    I saw this on Pinterest and had to make it. I left out the honey and vinegar BUT I added goat cheese and fresh mint. I ate the entire bowl... It's safe to say that I'll be making this again. Reply

    Michelle

    June 13, 2013

    I added feta cheese to this and it was divine. Great recipe! Reply

    katie

    June 28, 2013

    Love this!!! I brought this to a barbecue and everyone loved it. So simple to make and taste great. Reply

    Rachel @ Bakerita

    July 2, 2013

    I added toasted pine nuts for crunch. Excellent Reply

    Lisa

    July 6, 2013

    I'm making this to take to a BBQ tomorrow and I plan to replace both vinegars with balsamic and add some mozzarella so that its like caprese. I saw someones comment that they added cucumber so I think I might do that too. I'm already droing just thinking about it! Reply

    Melody Scott

    July 6, 2013

    I'm making this to take to a BBQ tomorrow and I plan to replace both vinegars with balsamic and add some mozzarella so that its like caprese. I saw someones comment that they added cucumber so I think I might do that too. I'm already drooling just thinking about it! Reply

    Kori

    July 19, 2013

    I made this with regular size tomatoes I received from a friend. We added a little lemon juice for more zing. Delicious and healthy! Reply

    Cheryl

    July 24, 2013

    Fabulous summer recipe! I've been eating soo many grape and cherry tomatoes this year - can't wait to try them out here! Reply

    julie

    August 24, 2013

    I made it and added cucumber and avocado. It was so good!! Thank you so much!! Loved it and will definitely make again!! Reply

    Melanie

    August 29, 2013

    I just made this as a side dish with my grilled pesto chicken kabobs. I added a touch of Feta cheese to mine. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    roni

    August 31, 2013

    Honey made a big difference. Much better than just sugar. Reply

    Becca

    September 26, 2013

    This salad is delicious! Perfect for a lunch to take to work! Reply

    Susanne

    November 24, 2013

    Made this to take for lunches during the work week. Yummy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Reply

    roni

    December 28, 2013

    I can't get basil here so I made this with cilantro instead. It was great! Thanks for posting. Reply

    Erin

    February 6, 2014

    I made this last night and it was a GREAT lunch today! I used the basil-in-a-tube cause my store never seems to have fresh basil in stock and got a little heavy handed with the garlic but it was delicious none-the-less! I like the suggestion of adding a little cuke to the salad, gonna try that next time. Reply

    Kate

    June 12, 2014

    I have made this salad so many times over the last year and it never disappoints! I double the rice wine vinegar and add cucumber. I've also added red pepper and feta and will have to try olives - there are so many variations with this salad! Reply

    emilia

    June 14, 2014

    Thank you for this recipe. I made it yesterday and can't wait to have more for lunch today. Fresh and light!!!! Reply

    Molly

    June 19, 2014

    I've just made this and cut out the apple cider vinegar and replaced it with juice of one lemon instead. Amazing, I've also added mint, goat cheese, and zest of lemon...perfect summer dinner salad. Great base or endless options. Reply

    Deb

    July 8, 2014

    This was delicious with a capital D! So fast and easy, thanks for posting it! We'll definitely be having this again soon. :) Reply

    roni

    July 13, 2014

    My first GLB recipe and it was delicious and so easy! We served it with grilled burgers. Yum! Reply