Ingredients for Chick pea salad

Right now, Whole Foods SLU is celebrating heirloom tomatoes…they literally have every varietal greeting you at the front entrance- can’t miss them!  They looked too good to pass up so this past week I purchased 3 pints with no intention….until we were invited to a neighborly Salmon Feed.  So I thought I would whip up a nice salad to go with the salmon and decided on a Tomato Basil Chickpea dish with garlic and a hint of truffle.


Combined ingredients in a bowl and season to taste!

Tomato, Basil & Chickpea Salad

What you need:

  • 2 pints of heirloom (smaller varietal) or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed
  • 30 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp truffle oil
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Honey, just a touch


Tomato, Basil & Chickpea Salad w/ a little rose

Mix everything together in a bowl and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving!

Beautiful colors and super refreshing…if you are not a garlic lover, cut back to just 1 or 2 cloves and make sure to taste test so that your seasonings are to your liking.