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Smithfield, Virginia 23430

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July 19, 2019




Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and basil are combined with cheese, chickpeas and mixed with a dressing made from the perfect herbs and spices.  Don't let summer go by without trying this beautiful, delicious and healthy fresh salad.  Serve it with a hard roll and you have the perfect meal for the season.  Love those Farmer's Market fresh veggies! 


OREGANO (Dried Herb), Garlic Granules, Yellow Mustard Powder



1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped

1 large Cucumber, cut into cube-sized pieces

2 Shallots, diced

8 ounces Monterey Jack (or Mozzarella) Cheese  cut into small cubes

15.5 ounce can Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), drained & rinsed

3-4 medium-sized fresh Tomatoes (yellow and red), cut into large cubes

1/3 cup Olive Oil

4 Tblspns Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 tsp Garlic Granules

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp Yellow Mustard Powder

1 Tblspn Oregano (dried herb)



Combine the vegetables, chickpeas, cheese, and basil in a large salad bowl.  In a small bottle, make the dressing by mixing the oil, vinegar, and herbs/spices.  Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.  Refrigerate the salad for 1 - 2 hours before serving.

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