Busy Day Lunch Salad

Busy Day Lunch Salad

This recipe is an invitation to take a moment in the middle of a hectic day. It’s a chance to pause and savour the crispness of the vegetables, the creaminess of the cheese and the zest of the lemon dressing. It’s a meal that’s not only quick to prepare, but also leaves you feeling satisfied and refreshed.


  • 1 (15oz) tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • 1 tinned heart of palm, chopped
  • ⅓ cup grated low fat mozzarella cheese
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method of preparation:

In a large bowl, toss together the chickpeas, diced tomato, chopped onion and heart of palm.

Add the grated mozzarella and fresh thyme leaves.

Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice over the salad.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Give the salad a final toss to ensure all the ingredients are evenly mixed and coated with the dressing.

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