Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad-this simple salad is fresh, flavorful and can be made in less than 10 minutes!
In less than a month, unless I am really overdue, I will be having a baby! YAY…and YIKES! I am excited, but I am starting to get nervous. I know this is my second time around, I should be a pro, but you really can’t plan for your labor and delivery…and since I am a planner, this makes me nervous! I wish I knew exactly what day and time this baby was going to make an appearance. That would make me feel much better. I have my due date circled on the calendar, but we all know that date doesn’t mean anything.
Luckily, I am extremely busy and don’t have too much time to worry. My to do list is a mile long, but I always make time for good food. I am not one of those people who forget to eat when they are busy, especially when I am pregnant. Food always comes first! This week, I made a Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad for lunch and it hit the spot.
When I am busy and short on time, I like to make salads for lunch. Tossing a salad together is easy and healthy. I also love getting creative with my salads. I never get bored with my lunch salads because I am always combining new ingredients.
Chickpeas are one of my favorite salad ingredients. I love me some chickpeas! For this salad, I mixed together chickpeas, pesto, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella cheese. It seriously took me ten minutes max to make this salad. Thankfully, we had some Spinach Basil Pesto in the freezer. You can also use store bought pesto if you don’t want to make your own. I highly recommend our pesto recipe though:) Just make a big batch so you can put some in the freezer for next time! You will want to make this salad again and again:)
If you are busy and don’t think you have time for a healthy meal, think again. This Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad is easy peasy! It is great for lunch, dinner, or summer potlucks!
I know this quick and easy salad will be a staple for me after the baby comes…whenever that may be! If any of you are good at guessing due dates, please let me know when our little guy will arrive. I really want to know:)
Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato, and Mozzarella Salad
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 1 cup chopped grape tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mozzarella
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil optional
- In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Gently stir. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Serve.
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Husband is not a fan of this salad due to the garbanzo beans, but that’s ok cause I was really making it for myself anyway. And me? Oh I LOOOOOVE this salad! I wasn’t sad that I didn’t have to share. It made for a great lunch the next couple of days. It really needs the fresh basil. Don’t decide not to cause it sounds like a garnish. Fresh basil has tons of flavor. Yes, I know it’s already in the basil pesto, but the added extra fresh basil is worth it! I would probably cut down to 1/2 can of garbanzo beans though, because I feel it takes over the entire salad. This is delish, perfect for a spring or summer potluck.
So glad you liked it!
Really lovely recipe and so easy to make. I did put it in to a seeded wrap which really made it a bit more filling for me. Would recommend.
Great idea! Glad you liked the recipe!
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