Chickpea and Tomato Salad

Is anyone else OBSESSED with Pinterest?! I pinned this recipe a couple of months ago and have been thinking about it ever since! Summer is in full swing here in DC. It’s hot, humid and more hot. When it feels this miserable outside, I crave fresh and light food. This salad would be perfect to bring to a BBQ or as a light lunch over greens. It uses the best summer has to offer, juicy red tomatoes and fresh basil straight from the garden.TGFP! (Thank God For Pinterest!)

1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 14oz can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
25 fresh basil leaves chopped fine
3 cloves of garlic, grated
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp honey or agave
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine the tomatoes, chickpeas, basil and garlic in a medium bowl. In a jar with a lid, combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper and shake to combine (you could also whisk these together in a bowl). Pour over chickpea and tomato mixture and gently toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Source: Adapted from Green Lite Bites


  1. That looks so awesome! I can’t wait to try it. :)

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