A simple summer salad.
Perfect to enjoy poolside. Perfect to take to a picnic. Perfect just to enjoy at home.
Because hey, summer isn’t over yetttttttttt
Fresh farmers market goodies.
Zucchini. Tomato. Peppers. Jalapenos if you like it spicyyyyy. Woo!
Combined with some pantry staples.
Chickpeas. Black olives. Dried oregano. Black pepper.
Then simply dressed with a basil flavored olive oil.
And some white balsamic vinegar.
I rave about white balsamic vinegar always. Because I adore it.
Lighter and sweeter than it’s red (purple?) balsamic counterpart.
It’s sheer perfection atop any fresh salad.
(You can find it either at Trader Joe’s or any grocery store.)
And if you don’t have flavored olive oil, don’tworryaboutitttttt.
Just use the real deal. No biggie
Served all snuggled up in a wheat tortilla with some fresh spring greens.
Doesn’t get much fresher & simpler than that!!
Because hey, we all gotta save as much time for enjoying the outdoors as we can these days.
Which means outta the kitchen. There’s plenty of winter days for that?!
Farmers Market Chickpea & Veggie Salad
- 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
- 1 can small black olives, sliced in halves
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow (or red) tomato, diced
- 2 green cayanne peppers (or jalapeno), sliced*
- 2 tblsp basil oil (or regular olive oil)
- 3 tblsp white balsamic vinegar
- dried oregano & black pepper, to taste
* omit if you don’t prefer it spicyyyyy
Chop veggies, including drained olives. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Drizzle with vinegar & olive oil and season with as much dried oregano & black pepper as you like. Stir to combine.