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Chickpea Bacon Ranch Chopped Salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
The chickpea bacon ranch salad has a ton of crispy, crunchy texture and flavor. It's satisfying and super easy to prep ahead of time too!
Ingredients
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 pieces bacon, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups spring greens, butter lettuce or romaine hearts
  • 2 cups baby arugula greens
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
greek yogurt ranch
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then place them in a single layer on a kitchen towel to dry. You can lightly press with a paper towel to remove moisture from the chickpeas – this is key so they crisp up in the skillet!
  2. Line a plate with a paper towel.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the bacon. Cook, stirring often, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy. Remove it with a slotted spoon and place it on the paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.
  4. Add the chickpeas to the skillet over medium heat and toss. Add in the garlic cloves. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chickpeas begin to toast and crisp up, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the chickpeas with the slotted spoon and place them on the paper towel too.
  5. To assemble the salad, add the spinach and arugula to a large bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Top with the avocado, tomatoes and cucumber. Add on the bacon and the chickpeas. Drizzle with the ranch dressing and serve!
greek yogurt ranch dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until combined. This can be stored for a day or two in the fridge.

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