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Sometimes a girl just needs a hearty salad. It’s a good thing this Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad with a yummy Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is so easy to recreate… and so insanely delicious to eat!

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

Topped with crispy chickpeas, Great Value™ Frozen Mixed Vegetables, MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Crumbles™ and a creamy avocado ranch dressing, you guys are going to want to enjoy this dish again and again.

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

MorningStar Farms® products are great and they’re not only for vegetarians – all of my family are fans! Not only do the crumbles add fabulous flavor to this salad, but they’re also so convenient and keep me on track with my 2017 healthy living goals.

Now and through January buy any 3 MorningStar Farms® products at Walmart, earn $3! Grab the offer here!

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Did any of you make vegolutions this year? Ha! If your goal is to increase your veggie intake in the new year, this salad is totally for you!

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

And if you’re looking to change things up with your salad fixins, try the MorningStar Farms® Meal Starters® Steak Strips. They’re SO good, too!

I love that with MorningStar Farms crumbles and steak strips, you can simply cook them up and eat as-is, without having to hassle with adding any extra ingredients. They’re so tasty just the way they are!

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

The recipe is simple, requiring just about 40 minutes to prepare with very little hands on time.

The base is chopped crispy romaine. Then comes the mixed veggies. I told you – we’re upping the veggies in this salad. The Great Value frozen mixed vegetables from Walmart are so easy to cook up and are fabulous for adding extra veggie goodness to meals.

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

Next is flavorful MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles – and they’re ready to go in less than 10 minutes. These crumbles could not be more perfect for my busy lifestyle.

The final touch? Roasted ranch flavored chickpeas and vegan avocado ranch dressing! Such fun toppings for this dish. They not only add that classic ranch flavor we all love, but also a little creaminess and crunch.

The dressing is super simple… just chuck the ingredients in the food processor or blender, and you’re good to go.

Another great thing about this avocado ranch dressing is that it’s super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways — as a dressing (of course) drizzled over cooked veggies, as a dip (for veggies, pizza, chips), as a sub for mayo in chicken or tuna salad or even as a sauce for tacos.

So many options. You may need to make a double batch!

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

I hope y’all LOVE this salad as much as I do! It’s:

Hearty
Full of flavor & texture
Vegetable-packed
Satisfying
Creamy + Crunchy
& Delicious

This is the perfect salad to pack for lunches, or anytime you’re craving a light but satisfying meal. The crunchy chickpeas add a nice amount of protein and fiber to keep you satisfied for hours.

I’ve recently been packing this salad up nice and neat in a mason jar. I add about two tablespoons of the dressing at the bottom, then stuff in the lettuce, next I top it off with mixed veggies and the roasted chickpeas. When I’m ready to eat, I simply shake it all up (with the lid on) and then dig in!

If you give this salad a try, let me know! Leave a comment and be sure to tag a photo #kimscravings on Instagram so I can see all of the yumminess!

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!
Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!
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5 from 7 votes
Servings:4 large salads
Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Insanely delicious salad, topped with crispy chickpeas, mixed veggies, crumbles and a creamy avocado ranch dressing!
Ingredients
  • CHICKPEAS
  • 1 15- ounce can chickpeas drained, rinsed and well dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive grapeseed or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste as needed
  • DRESSING
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 5.3- ounce container of plain yogurt non-dairy for vegan
  • ½ cup unsweetened original or vanilla almond milk cashew or coconut milk would work well too
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste as needed
  • SALAD
  • 5 cups chopped romaine lettuce or sub mixed greens or another favorite lettuce
  • 16.2 ounce package MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles
  • 2 cups Great Value Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and add rinsed, (thoroughly) dried chickpeas to a small mixing bowl. Add oil and seasonings, toss chickpeas to fully coat.
  2. Spread chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes, or until deep golden brown and slightly crispy.
  3. In the meantime, prepare dressing by placing all ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and season with additional salt as needed. (Any leftover dressing is yummy served as a dip with raw veggies.)
  4. Cook frozen mixed veggies and crumbles according to package instructions. Once done, allow the veggies and crumbles to cool slightly, for about 10 mins.
  5. Divide chopped romaine between 3-4 plates and top with veggies, crumbles, chickpeas and dressing.
Author: Kim Lee
Course: Entree

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Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

I found the MorningStar Farms and the Great Value veggies while shopping at my local Walmart, in the frozen foods department.

Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

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Mixed Veggie Chickpea Salad With Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing is insanely delicious and such an easy, nutritious dish to recreate!

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Have you ever tried MorningStar Farms Grillers Crumbles? What are you waiting for?! 🙂