I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing this Chickpea Tomato and Basil Salad Recipe is! I got the idea for it when I was looking for some ideas of what to do with a bunch of extra basil I had on hand. It is so quick and easy to make and is so incredibly flavorful. With all the protein and fiber, it’s pretty filling too. And at just 3 Points per serving, it’s the perfect Weight Watchers side dish recipe that could accompany just about any meal. Or double the serving, serve it over some fresh greens and have it for lunch. It also makes a great dish to take to a potluck or serve at a BBQ. My husband and kids loved it too, and that always makes me happy when they eat healthy recipes. This is one easy and delicious salad that you’ll make again and again…it’s SO good!
Chickpea Tomato and Basil Salad
The combination of flavors in this bold and beautiful salad is a real palette pleaser. Plus, it’s full of fiber and protein so it’s very satisfying. It makes a lovely and healthy side dish recipe to accompany a meal, or take to a BBQ or potluck.
- 1 15oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 pint of cherry or sugar plum tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup basil leaves, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Toss well, and chill for about 30 minutes before serving.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is ½ cup
Each serving = 3 Points
PER SERVING: 122 calories; 3g fat; 20g carbohydrates; 4g protein; 4g fiber