Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad with Pesto

Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad with Pesto-this simple salad is made with roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, red onion, basil, feta cheese, and pesto. It is full of flavor and great served as a main dish or side dish. 

Are you in a summer salad rut? I eat salad just about every day during the hot summer months, but sometimes I start feeling like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day because I tend to make the same salad over and over. I don’t know why because I like lots of different salad recipes, I guess I just get in the habit of making the same old salad.

Well, last week I was in need of a new salad so I made this Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad with Pesto. It brought me out of my salad rut after one bite. I instantly fell in love with this salad.

Our boys love pesto so I try to keep my easy Spinach Basil Pesto in the freezer at all times. It is easy to pull out to add to pasta, gnocchi, pizza, sandwiches, or salads. Luckily, I had some pesto in the freezer so I pulled out a container and used it in my salad. It was the perfect flavor boost to the roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas. I also added in some diced red onion, fresh basil, and feta cheese.

I like to serve this salad on a bed of arugula or mixed greens. It is good on it’s own, but I like to add more greens into our diets any way I can. Bring on the greens!

Get out of your salad rut and make this Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad with Pesto. The only problem, you will probably want to make this salad every day. I know I could eat it every day, I have been. I will change to a different salad soon. I promise.

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