This is the most ideal meal for lunch or event dinner being that is contains plenty of flavor, it is healthy, plus it is filling! It is a win win over all.
When it comes to a can of chickpeas, there is no limit to what these little guys can do. It is one of those pantry items that you can really have fun with and use your creativity. In addition, they are a great source of protein as well! Typically a Cobb salad is served with grilled chicken as the main protein. I wanted a protein source for this salad and did not have any chicken, steak or seafood. So, the next best thing I had on hand was a can of chickpeas. When they get drained, washed, dried, seasoned and cooked until crisp they are a perfect substitute for any other meat option.
I seasoned my chickpeas with Trader Joe’s multipurpose umami mushroom seasoning blend, paprika and garlic powder. It was the best mixture to make me feel as if I was eating grilled chicken when I was not. The crispiness also added a great crunch aspect to the dish. Since the dish was so savory, I opted for a sweet and flavorful dressing. I paired this salad with my roasted garlic greek yogurt dressing. The dressing contains honey which provides that sweetness it needs.
This salad is the perfect weeknight or weekend dinner when you want to effortlessly throw something together that is flavorful, yet pretty!
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I have always loved a good Cobb salad. All of the pretty toppings lined up on top of a bed of greens, not to mention how much variety comes in the salad alone. It is the perfect mixture between fresh, salty, crunchy, and sweet.
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