day two: chickpea tomato salad
Welcome to day two of 2012! (And we’re off to a good start, I’d say!) Here in Nova Scotia, we are still getting through the enormous amount of groceries we had stockpiled for the holidays. I love being at my parents’ place for that reason- always lots of ingredients around for a good meal or two. Tonight, we were having New Year’s Day leftovers (or planned-overs as Mom would say) so I made a salad to accompany them. We had some beautiful little tomatoes (stored at room temperature so they were just perfect), two avocados, a can of chickpeas, and some basil leaves from Mom’s plant. I threw those together with a balsamic vinaigrette (olive oil, balsamic, lots of dijon and some honey) and they were yummy. I guess you could call it a distant cousin of the Caprese salad (tomato, basil and bocconcini), the creamy avocados replacing the unripened mozzarella.