Yum Alert: Perfect Dinner Salad

Written by Casey

Recipe for Chopped Salad with Bacon and Fried Garbanzo Beans

Honestly, I had to cool it with the vegan dessert recipes for a while and focus on something more, filling, lets say. This chopped salad with bacon and fried garbanzo beans is an easy and great dinner for those who don’t feel like cooking a three course meal. It is big enough and full of protein so that it is the only thing you have to serve, and full of beautiful colored tomatoes and cucumbers to impress all your guests. The fried garbanzo beans add unexpected flavor and crunch to a chopped salad you can serve family style.

  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt , divided
  • 3/4 cup olive oil , divided
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper , divided
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 slices (1/4 pound) bacon
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot , finely chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 cucumber , preferably English, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce , trimmed and sliced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) butter beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup small feta cheese cubes
  • 6 Tbsp. ranch dressing

Image and recipe via Oprah

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BLEU. She's an oasis child busy being born in New York. She lives in the East Village and spends time writing, reading, making movies, shopping at Chrome Hearts and Opening Ceremony. You might find her indulging at Momofuku, or, she is spinning off those calories at Equinox while simultaneously doing homework.

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