Pesto Chickpea Salad

Introducing our vibrant and nourishing Pesto Chickpea Salad – a celebration of freshness, featuring creamy mozzarella, protein-rich chickpeas, crisp vegetables, and a simple vinaigrette infused with the spirit of Big Horn.

At the heart of this culinary creation lies the humble yet mighty chickpea, offering a multitude of health benefits that elevate this salad to more than just a delicious meal. Chickpeas are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with plant-based protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Their protein content makes them a valuable component for muscle repair and growth, while the fiber aids in digestion, promotes satiety, and supports a healthy gut microbiome. Chickpeas also provide essential nutrients like iron, zinc, magnesium, and B-vitamins, contributing to overall well-being and vitality.

So, indulge in this culinary delight knowing that every bite is a step towards a healthier, happier you.


  • 12 oz Can of Chickpeas
  • 4 oz fresh basil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp each, dried rosemary, thyme, oregano, and parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Big Horn Basil or UP EVOO
  • 3 tbsp Big Horn Sicilian Lemon or Sherry Vinegar


Step 1: Rinse chickpeas under water.

Step 2: Craft salad by mixing chickpeas, minced garlic, and other dry ingredients.

Step 3: Make vinaigrette by mixing Big Horn EVOO and vinegar.

Step 4: Toss salad with vinaigrette and serve!