Chickpea Avocado Symphony Salad

Today I was really at a loss when it came to figuring out what was for lunch!! I was just back from a trip to Chamonix and didn’t have much food in the fridge. After initially caving and digging into a bag of cashews, I recalibrated and found a can of chickpeas, some fresh basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, avocado and a bit of peppers and voila, lunch was ready!

Chickpea Avocado Symphony Salad


– Avocado

– Chickpeas – I used a can for this.  Remember to rinse the water off completely!

– Fresh basil, a handful (or coriander works well too)

– Cucumbers

– Snap peas, raw

– Cherry tomatoes

– Yellow bell pepper

– Apple cider vinaigrette, one of my fave recipes from Gwenyth Paltrow’s cookbook It’s all good:

1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt & Freshly ground black pepper

Toss all the ingredients and serve.  You’re done!