This Chickpea Salad with garlic Parmesan vinaigrette is a light and fresh salad with garbanzo beans, lettuce, tomatoes, corn and onion. Perfect quick and easy lunch or a side dish to a light meal!
Chickpeas are my favorite to use in salads, right next to black beans. I keep them for soups and chilis. But chickpeas are welcome in my salad bowl for another reason: my kiddos love them! They do not have a strong bean-y flavor, they look different and fun and are not as mushy as other beans. They are high in fiber and protein. The simple vinaigrette features my favorite savory flavor combo: garlic and Parmesan. I use it in rolls, roasted baby carrots and corn on the cob. It’s my favorite and now I can enjoy it in a salad dressing form.