Busy Day Lunch Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Busy Day Lunch Salad Recipe
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Busy Day Lunch Salad

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"You can add capers, green olives, or extra hearts of palm to this recipe. They will all give it an extra kick."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Toss the garbanzo beans, tomato, onion, heart of palm, mozzarella cheese, thyme, olive oil, and lemon juice together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Season with salt and pepper and retoss.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2011

Yummiest. Salad. Ever. I have made it several times now since last summer. I do love it with the shredded mozz, but I think cubed cheese (I like swiss) doesn't get mushy as easily. Truly delicious - the name doesn't do it justice. Even my 19-month-old gobbled it up (except she left the onions behind ;-) The thyme/olive oil/lemon juice combo is just phenomenal!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2013

This was a good salad, but not one I'd go out of my way to make again. I made the recipe exactly as written. I'd highly recommend adding capers or olives, as suggested in the recipe notes, as it is missing the extra depth of flavor without. The shredded cheese does get mushy if you keep it overnight. In fact, I'd probably just omit the cheese since it doesn't add much to the overall flavor.

Jul 28, 2009

I left out the hearts of palm because I know my family wouldn't eat it. I did use organic garbanzo beans(they just taste better) and stirred in about a 1/4 c. or so of greek yogurt. I liked this as did my older son. My husband was indifferent. My youngest wouldn't touch it. I think I might keep the basic ingredients of this recipe and perhaps mix this salad with some of 5thsister's greek yogurt dip. NOTE: I cannot stress enough to use fresh spices when you can and organic produce. It does make all the difference.

Jul 28, 2012

This was great! The only change I made was using cannellini beans instead of garbanzo and apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice. Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and loved it! Will definitely make this again!

May 09, 2012

Quick, easy and tasty! I added a little extra hearts of palm to "up" it a bit. A great way to take a salad to work for a change of pace!

Feb 03, 2013

Great salad, I used the juice from 1/2 lemon which was more like 2 TBSP, organic canned tri-bean blend, and dried thyme. I added fresh cilantro which put this over the top - my picky daughter ate it!

Sep 26, 2014

Not my cup of tea :(


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  • Calories
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 891 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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