Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil

6 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 94 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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    June 21, 2011

    Looks great Roni. My hubby won't touch it so it will be for me!


    June 21, 2011

    My mouth is watering just looking at the picture! I also have a very picky man. But we're going camping with friends in a few weekends. Maybe I can make and bring some then :)

    Casey (The Hippie Health Nut)

    June 21, 2011

    I lovvve cold salads. :) I made something similar to this last week and could have eaten it every day.

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    June 21, 2011

    Sounds so fresh and yummy! We have regular basil and lemon basil in our garden and I'm so excited to try the different varieties with different foods.

    Susie Bee on Maui

    June 21, 2011

    Yum, I just made something similar from Whole Foods website with broccoli, kale (I subbed chard), chickpeas, tomatoes, olives, red onion. Glad your groove is being found!


    June 21, 2011

    Thanks...been thinking about looking for new ways to use the fresh basil we have growing.


    June 22, 2011

    Ooh, I have a TON of basil this year and am looking for great ways to use it. This sounds like an excellent take-to-work lunch or snack.


    June 22, 2011

    I made this and it was AWESOME. I will definitely make this again. I had never had fresh basil before, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!


    June 24, 2011

    This recipe was AMAZING! I made it this week and not only did I love it, but so did my husband and my 2 year old! This was totally a hit in our house-although I like the idea of adding red onion to it and think I will try that next time. A note for those making this-the basil in mine sort of wilted when it was stored overnight. It still tasted delicious, but I think next time I will keep the basil separate until ready to eat. But even with the wilted basil it was delish!


    June 26, 2011

    Love this! I've made it twice in three days!


    June 28, 2011

    I made this last night for friends and they went crazy over this refreshing summer salad. woke up this morning and made it again just for me. Wonderful wonderful thank you Roni


    June 30, 2011

    Delicious!!! Went easy on the garlic....just my preference.....not sure this will last long its so yummy!


    July 3, 2011

    I love the look of this salad. My girls both love tomatoes & garbanzo beans! I'm planning on taking this to our 4th of July celebration so that there will be something besides Red Vines that they'll eat with the BBQ. :)


    July 8, 2011

    OMG! This was so good! We had it for dinner tonight, it is all we had. I didn't have the exact same ingredients on hand, so I used tarragon vinegar and garlic flavored wine vinegar. I also added sliced black olives and feta cheese. You have to try it!


    July 10, 2011

    DELICIOUS...thank you!


    July 13, 2011

    Made this today and it was soooo good!


    May 11, 2012

    I jumped up out of my seat and just went to make this. Had a few bites and it is really good. I have a feeling that one it sits in the fridge for a few hours, the flavors will come through even more. :)


    May 25, 2012

    Just had this for dinner. It was quite lovely. Will be making again soon :)


    June 10, 2012

    OH MY…another winner! This was WONDERFUL! Thanks for posting this one. It’s a new fave!


    June 12, 2012

    LOVE this salad perfect for the summer! I have an abundance of tomatoes and basil in my garden right now! Can't wait to give this a try!

    Rachel @ Bakerita

    June 18, 2012

    This looks incredible! I love all the ingredients in this, and cold salads like this are absolutely perfect for summer. Can't wait to try it.


    June 19, 2012

    This was FABULOUS!! All four children, ages 9,7,5,3 and me loved it(Daddy was at work)! Will definately make again!!

    Melody Scott

    June 21, 2012

    Love this!! I tried it tonight and it's going to be made often this summer. Thanks!


    June 24, 2012

    Just made this with fresh ingrediance from my garden. I also add some crumbled mozeralla cheese. AMAZING!


    June 24, 2012

    I followed this recipe exactly and served it with grilled tuna steaks with grilled assorted peppers and onions and it was excellent! This is one dish I'll be making again. I loved the slight bit of bite from the fresh garlic... soooo yummy!


    June 30, 2012

    This salad was so good. Making it again for the 4th.


    July 2, 2012

    Thinking about adding couscous to the salad and a yellow bell pepper. I wonder if anybody else has done any substituting any of the other ingredients or changed it?


    July 2, 2012

    Melanie - I think both of those would be great additions!


    July 2, 2012

    Love this!! I substituted the basil for fresh cilantro and it was **awesome**--will definitely be making it both ways!


    July 4, 2012

    This looks so so good! I am going to make it, but I don't like basil or cilantro for that matter..any suggestions as to what would work just as well with this...


    July 4, 2012

    The fresh herb is what flavors it the most so go with your favorite. You can always skip it and then you'd have just a garlic chick pea salad.


    July 7, 2012

    This was even better than I expected. It will go into my rotation for sure. I think the dressing would also be great over a caprese salad. Thanks for a fabulous recipe.


    July 11, 2012

    I made this last night and my husband and I loved it. I cooked a cup of quinoa, added the quinoa and tripled the dressing amount so that the quinoa wasn't dry. It was a great light dinner and refreshing lunch today, I'll be making this one again for sure.


    July 13, 2012

    Looks colorful healthy and delicious!


    July 20, 2012

    This was delicious! I mixed in a little feta cheese and it was really good.


    July 23, 2012

    Question: I'm a bit of a newbie in the use of chickpeas but trying to diversity my diet. I opened up my can of chickpeas and proceeded to rinse and all of the skins came off the chickpeas. Am I supposed to leave those in or clear them all off? I spent about half and hour taking them all off. Help?


    July 23, 2012

    Just leave them. It happens to me too. :)


    July 24, 2012

    Looks delicious!! Can't wait to make it! Any suggestions on substitutions for the honey? Not a big fan of it and I don't want to buy a whole container just for 1/2 tbsp. Thanks :)


    July 26, 2012

    I have made this recipe twice now and it is delicious! It's a new way to use tomatoes with basil. It works great as a side, and I have also eaten it for lunch with mozzerella and sliced turkey thrown in. Thanks!


    July 28, 2012

    Rebekah - A little agave, sugar, splenda, whatever your fav sweetener is should work. Just a bit to break the bite of the vinegar.

    Jen Ristine

    August 10, 2012

    Inspired by your blog. Have a 2 1/2 year old so I don't get much time on the computer but that is changing. Am 42 and my beloved body is processing food differently...also lifestyle season. Am changing my (and our) eating habits. Again, inspired by your blog. Thanks for it. Jen


    August 12, 2012

    too much garlic but delish!


    August 12, 2012

    What? I never heard of "too much garlic." ;) j/k glad you liked it. :)


    August 13, 2012

    Delish! Just made this. Will definitely be one that I will make again - and again - and again!! Thanks!!! Always looking for good vegetarian recipes. I too have never heard of too much garlic :)


    August 22, 2012

    So pretty! I was so excited to make this, I made it 2 days too early for my pot luck at work. Will it keep in the fridge?


    August 22, 2012

    It should be fine. The basil may just wilt on you a little. Hope you like it!


    August 23, 2012

    I don't have apple cider vinegar. Is there a good substitute? LOve this recipe. Cant wait to make it for a party tomorrow!


    August 25, 2012

    Sorry for the late response. Just double the red wine vinegar but pic up some apple cider next time. The combo is great!


    September 2, 2012

    I LOVE THIS SALAD! I made it tonight. I'm going to have it every day this week.


    September 20, 2012

    I've made this twice in a few days, it rules that much. I have to try it with a little feta in it. :)