Pesto-Chickpea Salad


Prep Time

5 mins. (+ 1 hour)

Prep Notes

For the following canned items, organic and PBA-free canned items are best.

Cooking Time

0

Yields

6-8 servings

Ingredients

Basil-Lime Pesto

Blend the following ingredients in a food processor:

2 cloves fresh garlic 

2-3 cups of basil (or other herbs - cilantro, parsley, mint)

1/2 cup pine nuts 

Add the following and blend again.

1/4 cup extra vigrin olive oil (extra can be used for consistency, as needed)

juice of 1/2 to a full lime 1/4 tsp lime zest (optional)

salt to taste (about 1 tsp)

Store in refrigerator for an hour to enhnace flavor.

Chickpea Salad

1 can organic chickpeas 

1 can black olives, sliced

1 can artichoke hearts, sliced

1-2 handfuls of grape tomatoes, sliced if large

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

2 tbsp hemp seeds 

1 avacado, cubed right before serving

Directions

Mix ingredients and pesto in a medium bowl. Store in fridge till ready to serve. Enjoy!