Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Balsamic Chickpea Jardiniere Salad Vinaigrette madeinaday.com

I love Wholefoods, especially their deli section with all those cool yummy salads. Every time we go I want to try a little of this and that. Well they had a Chickpea Jardiniere Salad and the ingredients looks so simple I figured I would try to make my own.

Searching around I came across this great Summer Chickpea Salad Recipe on Yummly and tried it out. {Link in recipe below}. Well it was good at first, it has a lot of ingredients and a tasty vinaigrette, but after it sat it awhile became kind of bland. The chickpeas soaked up all the flavor. So to change it up, I added a some Balsamic vinegar and red onions and boy does it zing now and it’s even better the next day!  This is a yummy and fun recipe, I hope you ‘ll try it, it’s one of my new favs!

Balsamic Chickpea Salad

Balsamic Chickpea Salad madeinaday.com

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Balsamic Chickpea Salad
Chickpea Jardiniere Salad with Balsamic Honey Lime Vinaigrette Dressing.
Balsamic Chickpea Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 oz cans of chickpeas 15cans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white or regular corn drained
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 1 lime juiced
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 oz cans of chickpeas 15cans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white or regular corn drained
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 1 lime juiced
Balsamic Chickpea Salad
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, onions, corn, tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl add the oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic and lime juice. Whisk oil mixture together and pour over veggies, toss well to coat.
  3. Pour mixture into an airtight plastic container.
  4. Refrigerate for at the very least 30 minutes before serving, tossing and turning the container every 10 minutes to blend. The longer it sits the better it tastes.
Recipe Notes

I add my balsamic vinegar and red onions to taste. The more the better. I make this dish a couple hours before serving to allow the vinaigrette to really soak into the veggies. Serve as a side dish or add grilled chicken for a quick lunch!

 

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13 thoughts on “Balsamic Chickpea Salad

  1. This salad looks so good, Kim! So easy to throw together but so tasty – I’m definitely going to make this. Thanks for linking up at #VeganYoFo!

  2. I’ll be glad if we ever get a Whole Foods in my neck of the woods. I need to stop in when I visit my daughter next time above Atlanta. Your recipe sounds yummy!

    1. Hey Shirley! I Just cleaned out my spam and found you have been commenting to me!! Sorry about that! This recipe is also at the Publix deli too. I saw it the other day! I hope you’ll try it!
      Kim

  3. This looks yummy. I think I even have some chickpeas in my cabinet. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again tonight.

  4. I love a good chickpea salad and this looks tasty – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  5. I am definitely going to have to try this! It looks like it would also be great for parties. Pinning!

  6. I’ve made variations of this and absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks so much for participating and linking up on the Vegan VoFo Link Up!

  7. MMMmm! I love simple salads like this!! Chickpeas are so versatile, I enjoy them in just about anything:)

    1. This version of this recipe is so flavorful! I hope you try it! Thanks for stopping by!
      Kim

  8. We don’t get to Whole Foods often as it’s a bit of a drive, but I love to do the same thing! Love chickpeas and LOVE balsamic – can’t wait to give this a shot.

  9. Great recipe – funny think I just linked up my balsamic corn and bean salsa on Turn It Up Tuesday right after your recipe 🙂 Pinned! 🙂

  10. This looks really tasty KIm and I love how healthy it is too! Pinning! Have a great day!

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