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Garden Chickpea Bowl with Marinated Mozzarella

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A refreshing and simple salad, made especially delicious with the addition of marinated mozzarella.

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Garden Chickpea Bowl with Marinated Mozzarella

Garden Chickpea Bowl with Marinated Mozzarella

A refreshing and simple salad, made especially delicious with the addition of marinated mozzarella.
Course: Dinner
Keyword: bowls, chickpeas, marinated, mozzarella, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 795kcal
Author: Genevieve Doll

Ingredients

Mozzarella:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces bocconcini or ciliegine mozzarella, drained and quartered

Chickpea Salad:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas
  • 1 red bell pepper, medium dice
  • 5 large radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, thin rounds
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocados, thinly sliced

Dressing:

  • Infused olive oil, drained from mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt and red pepper flakes. Add mozzarella and stir to coat, ensuring mozzarella is mostly submerged. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chickpeas, vegetables and basil.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove mozzarella and reserve infused olive oil. To make dressing, in a small bowl whisk infused olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Combine dressing with vegetables and mozzarella, and stir to combine.
  • Top with avocado slices for serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 795kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 51g | Sodium: 613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g
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