Here is a beautiful and hearty salad for summer parties and family gatherings. It's colorful, packed with flavor and has a nice chewiness to it. We make it with chickpea rice that we toss in a fresh and herby vinaigrette to give it a lot of flavor and serve it topped with whole baked halloumi, roasted asparagus and fresh strawberries.
40 minutes
Serves 4
40 minutes
Serves 4
Regardless if you are spending the summer hosting outdoor dinner parties with your friends or are planning on hiding in a cabin in the woods with your family, we bet you want some good salad recipes to match the season. We are talking salads that aren't just lettuce based but can stand on its own as a light dinner or filling lunch. In this recipe we are using a rice shaped pasta from Zeta made from chickpea flour instead of ordinary rice. It's quick to cook, has a good chewiness and is rich in fibers. It releases starch while it cooks so we recommend using a large sauce pan and give it a good rinse once it's done. If you can't find chickpea rice, you can use ordinary rice instead. We toss the rice in a herby vinaigrette and top with peas, asparagus, maché lettuce, strawberries and a whole baked halloumi cheese. When the tangy and herby vinaigrette meets the sweetness from the strawberries and the richness from the cheese, the result is like a midsummer night's dream in your mouth.

If you want more hearty salads to get you through the summer, here is a list of some good ones from our recipe archive.
Creamy Spinach Penne with Watermelon
Cauliflower Quinoa Summer Salad
Summer Pasta Salad with Smashed Tomatoes
Herby Picnic Potato Salad
Chickpea & Tomato Za'atar Salad
Maple Tossed Rhubarb & Puy Lentil Salad
Warm Cauliflower "Couscous" Salad

We made the recipe video below to further inspire you to give the salad a try.
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