PESTO TOMATO SALAD

April 29, 2019

When I was a newlywed homemaker, I discovered I actually did like chickpeas. And I have been writing a love poem to them ever since. Here, it strikes again with this very summer, very eat-it-outside salad. IT HOLDS UP WELL FOR LUNCH MEAL PREP too! I love salads that do that, already dressed.

Heirloom tomatoes are a work of art. They make every dish prettier. I often pick them to be my indulgent produce purchase.

With a crunchy baguette this is a good snack or light lunch thing. Also appetizer?? Or, I haven’t ruled out adding grilled chicken, and you have got a dinner entree.

Pesto Tomato Salad
Serves four

15 ounces chickpeas
1 pint tomatoes, halved
8 ounces mozzarella pearls
1/2 cup pesto
1 tablespoon honey
Sliced baguette (optional)

Toss together chickpeas, tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, and honey.

Serve with sliced baguette (optional).

PESTO TOMATO SALAD
 
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Ingredients
  • 15 ounces chickpeas
  • 1 pint tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls
  • ½ cup pesto
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Sliced baguette (optional)
Instructions
  1. Toss together chickpeas, tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, and honey.
  2. Serve with sliced baguette (optional).

 

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Comments

  • D.

    I skipped the cheese. Added chopped red onion, celery, sweet red pepper, 1 tabs dried basil. It was delicious, especially the next day!

  • Robin Moss

    Hi Rachel,

    Is the nutritional value (calories per serving, how many carbs, etc) listed somewhere for each of your recipes (especially this one) and I’m just not seeing it?

    Thanks,

    Robin

  • Jeannette

    Very good!I separated salad from dressing until I want to use it since I live alone and can’t eat it all inone sitting. I had to use goat cheese instead of the mozzarella because of allergies.
    Thanks!

  • Maria

    how long will this keep in the fridge? I want to eat it at least 2-3 times this week for lunch. It’s delicious!

  • Jan

    Just made this salad. Very tasty and satisfying. I’m an onion freak, so added a little sweet onion to it, but it is good just as written.

  • Carol

    Just FYI the recipe calls for honey but it’s omitted in the directions. Is adding the honey a mistake or is it mixed in with the other wet ingredients?

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  • mackenzie

    how long can you store this for?

  • Heather

    Rachel, I am having a problem trying to print your recipes. I cannot locate the greeen and gray button you mention in the right margin of your blog. Can you help me with this?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes, it’s at the bottom of the post, next to the social media buttons.

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