And we’re back once again! Happy Friday, all! I have an awesome salad for you today, inspired my favorite team of all time, the Iowa State Cyclones. 🙂
My entire life we have been die-hard Iowa State fans at our house. So it’s about time some Cyclone love made it into my cooking. As I went about making this salad for a Fourth of July grill out, I had extra sunburst yellow tomatoes, so I decided to mix them in. Looking at the finished product in all it’s gold and
red cardinal awesomeness, I decided this shouldn’t be named chickpea and tomato salad….definitely a cyclone salad! This is super easy dish to put together…perfect for grill outs, tailgates, potlucks, and I think even Iowa Hawkeye fans would think it’s delicious. 🙂
Ingredients for Cyclone Salad:
1 pint red cherry tomatoes + 1 pint sunburst yellow cherry tomatoes (or you can just use all red if you want!)
2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
5 cloves minced garlic
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil (about 40ish leaves)
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
3 tbsp. olive oil
pinch of salt
Wash and halve cherry tomatoes and combine with garbanzo beans, garlic, and basil, mixing well. Add in vinegars, honey, olive oil, and salt, mixing well once again. Chill covered for at least 15-20 minutes before serving. Easy, right?!
Oh, and I’ll also have you know, that my roomate and I can work a grill now!
The finished product. Have a good weekend everyone! And when September rolls around, Go State!
Recipe adapted from Green Lite Bites.