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Wednesday October 18, 2023


Heirloom Tomato, Avocado & Chickpea Salad

As the sun casts its warm, golden rays, the garden comes to life, unveiling a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, ripe avocados, and hearty chickpeas. Our Heirloom Tomato, Avocado & Chickpea Salad is a celebration of these summer gifts, bringing together a myriad of colors, textures, and flavors in a bowl. I’m thrilled to share this recipe that’s not just a feast for the taste buds, but a visual delight that captures the vibrant essence of summer.

A Canvas of Colorful Nutrients

The Heirloom Tomato, Avocado & Chickpea Salad has become a cherished part of my summer menu, offering a refreshing, nourishing, and visually stunning dish. The amalgam of sweet and tangy heirloom tomatoes, creamy avocados, and hearty chickpeas creates a delightful and nutritious escape that resonates with the spirit of summer.

A Simple Yet Flavorful Ensemble

The harmonious blend in this salad is easy to put together, yet the outcome is a beautiful, flavorful medley. Here’s what you’ll need to assemble this vibrant delight:

  • Heirloom Tomatoes: The colorful stars of your salad.
  • Avocado: Bringing in a creamy texture and a rich taste.
  • Chickpeas: A hearty addition that’s both satisfying and nutritious.
  • Fresh Herbs & Dressing: A sprinkle of fresh basil and a light dressing to tie all the flavors together.

Tips to Enhance Your Salad Experience

  • Opt for ripe, colorful heirloom tomatoes and a creamy, ripe avocado to ensure a delightful flavor profile.
  • Fresh basil or parsley can add a refreshing, herby note to the salad.
  • Get creative with your dressing – a balsamic glaze or a lemon vinaigrette could add a zesty twist.

Recipe for Heirloom Tomato, Avocado & Chickpea Salad


  • 2 cups heirloom tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked and drained
  • Fresh basil or parsley, finely chopped
  • Your choice of light dressing


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Wash and pat dry the tomatoes and herbs. Chop the tomatoes, dice the avocado, and ensure the chickpeas are well-drained.
  2. Assemble Salad:
    • In a large bowl, gently toss together the heirloom tomatoes, avocado, and chickpeas.
  3. Add Herbs and Dressing:
    • Sprinkle the fresh herbs over the salad.
    • Drizzle your choice of dressing over the top and gently toss to combine.

Delve into a bowl of Heirloom Tomato, Avocado & Chickpea Salad, and let the fresh, vibrant flavors of summer play a symphony on your palate. It’s not just a salad; it’s a wholesome, colorful journey through the bounty of summer. So go ahead, toss up this easy, flavorful salad, and bask in the nourishing embrace of summer’s colorful harvest!