I don’t like to labor over big meals during the summer time – I’d rather spend my time outdoors! To me, summertime is all about simple but filling foods and clean eating so I can enjoy the sun as much as possible.
This salad is just that. It’s refreshingly light, satisfying, healthy, easy, and best of all, I can do it within 20 minutes!
It truly is a one pan deal – all you have to do is line all the veggies in the pan, roast them in the oven and voila!
I added in some roasted chickpeas for crunch and protein… let me tell you this completed the salad in the best way possible.
1lb fresh arugula
1 Bell Pepper
1 Yellow Squash
1 14oz can of Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Heat oven to 350ºF. Sliced all veggies and line in a baking sheet. Drizzle with EVOO, add salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Mix well so all the veggies are equally seasoned.
Meanwhile, in another tray, spread out garbanzo beans in a flat layer. Drizzle with EVOO, add salt and pepper and toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle paprika on the top but don’t mix it.
Bake veggies for 20 minutes and beans for 20-25 minutes. In a bowl, add arugula. when veggies and beans are done, add them to the arugula. Drizzle EVOO lightly, add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and toss. Enjoy this salad as much as I do!