Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bacon, Chickpea, Avocado Salad

Bacon, Chickpea, Avocado Salad

In the summer, I crave ice cream.  When I'm not craving ice cream, I love a good glass of sauvignon blanc.  But if ice cream and white wine aren't available, there's not much better than fresh food that is easy to throw together.  This quick salad is a great side dish, but also works well for meal for two.

You will need:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 small, vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 4 sliced of bacon, crisped and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons champagne vinaigrette
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

Combine the chickpeas, tomatoes, avocado, and bacon in a medium bowl.  Whisk together the oil and vinegar.  Pour the dressing over the ingredients and toss gently.  You can eat this right away or put it in the fridge for a few hours.  The avocado will stay green for a bit thanks to the acid in both the tomatoes and the vinegar.

Bacon, Chickpea, Avocado Salad
Bacon, Chickpea, Avocado Salad

It is so fresh and tasty! (and so simple!)


  1. I love avocado and all salads with this vegetable (is it a vegetable?) not only tastes good, but they are so substantial! Thank you for the recipe:)
    Wish you a wonderful day ahead!

  2. I love salads for meals, especially in the summer. The problem is being a mid-western meat and potatoes guy I get bored with salads really fast! Child Actor LA Institute

  3. Avocados provide your body with the healthy fats it needs, and similar to olive oil, they can boost levels of HDL or good cholesterol. They also happen to be a great source of powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients including carotenoids.


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