Recipe Time – Summer Chickpea Salad

There is nothing I love more than spending time in the kitchen. It’s MY time! And creating new family friendly and healthy recipes is my jam. I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen and completely making things up as I go along. But when the dish turns out far better than I ever expected that really makes my day. Take this easy summer salad for example. It is to die for! I did a literal happy dance after trying it. I am so excited to whip this bad boy up for our summer pool parties and Sunday Fundays.

SALAD:

16oz Can of Reduced Sodium Chickpeas Rinsed and Drained

10oz Grape Tomatoes Quartered

x1 1/2 Cucumbers Peeled and Chopped

x4 Yellow Sweet Peppers Chopped

x4 Orange Sweet Peppers Chopped

x4 Green Onions Chopped

6oz Package of Crumbled Feta Cheese

Fresh Basil just before serving

Combine all the above ingredients in a very large mixing bowl and set aside to make the dressing.

DRESSING:

Juice of x1 Lemon

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper

x1 tspMinced Garlic

x1 TBS Spicy Brown Mustard

x1 TBS Yellow Mustard

5oz Plain Hummus

x4 TBS Olive Oil

Add all the ingredients to your @ninjakitchen blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour dressing over the salad and mix well. Top with fresh Basil just before serving. Store in an air tight container in your fridge for up to a week!

For an extra meatier version add some shredded chicken! For some extra crunch add radishes. And for my vegans, simply omit the Feta Cheese.

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