Happy June, everyone!! As the summer season "officially" started this past weekend (always a great weekend for me, as it's my birthday as well!), it's time to move into meals that are lighter and more summery! This pretty salad consists of chic peas, cucumber, and any vegetable or cheese you'd like to add! Easy to make and it's delicious and filling as well! Enjoy!!
Spring Chic Pea Salad
Two 15 oz cans of chic peas (rinsed)
One large cucumber, diced
Two-thirds Bermuda onion, diced
One cup of grape tomatoes, halved
One-half cup of parsley (I added just a little less)
One-half cup of canned beets
One-quarter cup of fresh mint
Zest from one lemon
All the juice from that one lemon
Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Dash of black pepper and a dash of salt (to taste)
Toss all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and enjoy!
Note: I topped this with rotisserie chicken and a little bit of honey mustard dressing for some added protein. You can also toss in some feta cheese or cubed American cheese as well. This can be refrigerated for up to five days, but mine only lasted three :)
Enjoy this healthy, filling, and delicious Spring Chic Pea Salad!