This Crispy Chickpea and Arugula Salad is EVERYTHING. If you are looking for a big, hearty salad packed with flavor, this is it. This salad is loaded with arugula, crispy chickpeas, hard boiled eggs and shallots. And as if all that isn’t enough, the salad is drizzled with a garlicky mustard vinaigrette. Like I said, this salad is everything.
Is it just me or do hot summer days just beg for a hearty salad? During the winter I usually need something heavy. Seriously, give me all the meatloaf and mashed potatoes. But as soon as it starts to warm up outside, I am all about the light dishes. Give me grilled fish and a salad and I am a happy girl. And when I say salad, I mean loaded salads like this Crispy Chickpea and Arugula Salad.
I liked the idea of arugula as the base of this salad because of its peppery flavor. I picked shallots over other onions because they are more subtle. I thought that the crispy chickpeas would add a nice crunch and the hardboiled eggs would add some creaminess. When it came to the dressing, I wanted something that added to all of the other flavors without of overpowering them. I decided on a quick and simple garlicky mustard vinaigrette using stone ground mustard.
Seriously, every bite packs so much goodness I can hardly handle it.
Don’t you just want a bite? I know I do. In fact, I think I’ll make this salad again this week.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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