Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Looking for a no-cook, easy lunch or dinner? A strawberry chickpea salad fits the bill. It’s also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

We are in the middle of a heatwave. When the weather is hot, the last thing I want to do is cook or eat hot food. Last night, we had mango slushies for dinner. They were refreshing and tasty, but did not come close to being a balanced meal. I’m sure the lack of protein also made us extra sluggish.

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Today we had a protein rich salad that was still refreshing, but a more nutritious choice. Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are a good source of protein and they are budget friendly. Since strawberries are in season and cheap, this meal that served four adults only cost a few dollars. I also felt a whole lot better after eating this salad than I did after that mango slushie.

Since it only took a few minutes to prepare, it was the perfect choice for a Summer meal. If you’d like to make it ahead of time for a potluck or picnic, just wait to add the lettuce until just before serving.

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Strawberry Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

2 15 oz. cans Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
2 T Balsamic Vinegar
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T Lemon Juice
1 1/2 cups Strawberries, sliced
2 cups Romaine Lettuce, chopped
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions:

Combine chickpeas, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch or so of salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Gently toss in strawberries and lettuce.

Serve immediately.

Strawberry Chickpea Salad - Easy Vegan no-cook meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner on a hot Summer day

6 comments for “Strawberry Chickpea Salad

  1. vickie Couturier
    July 29, 2017 at 6:41 am

    my son and his wife are vegans,,so i think they would love this,,gonna to share it with them

  2. Mary Mac
    July 31, 2017 at 5:13 am

    I love using Chicpea’s because they absorb the flavor they are mixed with. Love this recipe for its sweet/sour taste.

  3. Mia
    August 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I really like chickpeas so this looks like a wonderful combination.

  4. mrsshukra
    August 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I never thought of this combination!

  5. August 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    My 14 year old son is vegan I know he would enjoy this

  6. Patricia Caradonna
    August 15, 2017 at 2:25 am

    This looks refreshing and delicious.

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