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Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad is a four ingredient easy summer side dish recipe that is bursting with flavor! This serves about 4 people as a side dish, or two as a small salad.

Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

In the summertime, my main game plan for dinners is something on the grill + a side salad + fruit. I love how easy dinners in the summer can be! They’re even easier with side dishes like this Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad. It has FOUR ingredients and can be made in 10 minutes.

This chickpea salad doesn’t have to be a just a side dish, either. It is also great as a main dish salad. Serve it on top of some mixed greens and you have a delicious vegetarian lunch!

Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

Ingredients in Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

Chickpeas – otherwise known as garbanzo beans. I use canned chickpeas which I simply drain and rinse before adding them to the salad.

Cherry Tomatoes – I especially love making this salad with fresh tomatoes from our garden or the farmers market! You can really use any kind of tomato in this recipe – roma, grape, and cherubs would all work great.

Mozzarella Pearls – these are so cute! They are mini fresh mozzarella cheese balls and are perfect in this salad. I cut each one in half. You could also use a large log of fresh mozzarella cheese and just cut it into small bite sized pieces.

Pesto – the shining star of this dish! The pesto is what gives this salad flavor, so be sure to use a good one! I like making a bunch of pesto during the summer and freeze it in ice cube trays, and that’s what I used for this recipe. So, so tasty!

Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Simply add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix to combine. Serve and ENJOY! I can’t wait to make this salad over and over again all summer long. It will go great with my Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Butter or Turkey Burgers with Blueberry Compote.

Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

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Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

Pesto Chickpea Tomato Salad

An easy summer side dish recipe that is bursting with flavor! This serves about 4 people as a side dish, or two as a small salad.
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpeas, mozzarella, pesto, side dish, summer, tomatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls quartered
  • 1/4 cup pesto

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 4mg
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