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Busy Day Lunch Salad

Busy Day Lunch Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m


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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  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 891 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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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!

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo


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.




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.

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