Chickpea Salad with Carrots, Arugula, and Olives
With a few extra ingredients and a simple technique, you can transform a humble can of chickpeas into a bright and lively salad.
Why This Recipe Works
Canned chickpeas are an ideal ingredient for a salad because they can absorb flavors easily and provide texture. After heating in the microwave, the chickpeas become soft and tender, which helps them quickly sop up the tangy vinaigrette. A flavorful pairing of sweet carrots, peppery arugula, and briny olives transforms bland canned chickpeas into a bright and savory salad.