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Chickpea Salad with Zucchini, Vegan Mozzarella, and Basil

Chickpea Salad with Zucchini, Vegan Mozzarella, and Basil

Serve this hearty Chickpea Salad with Zucchini, Vegan Mozzarella, and Basil on its own or as a first course preceding a lighter pasta dinner (see some tempting possibilities in Pasta on the Lighter Side). If you’re a basil fan, use as much as you’d like. If not, substitute another herb, like parsley for the basil in the recipe.

Chickpea Salad with Zucchini, Vegan Mozzarella, and Basil

Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (15–16 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4–5 oz vegan mozzarella, finely diced
  • 1 (6–8 oz) jar roasted peppers, cut into narrow strips
  • 1 small zucchini, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green or black olives, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2–4 tbsp lemon juice (juice of ~1 lemon), to taste
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped, to taste
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • mixed baby greens, as desired (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a serving bowl and mix well.
  2. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or so before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

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