Very good morning! I’m headed to Boston currently to dangle out with Sarah for a couple of times before we depart to Europe. Seriously experience exciting, nervous and thankful to have this working experience. I have normally desired to go to Europe, but even far better when it’s on a smaller cruise ship hitting up Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal.

Bucket checklist item, for certain.

In preparation for my excursion and considering the fact that launching the Summertime Sweat Sequence, I’ve been focused on cleansing up my diet program (since who does not want to seem a minor bit greater in a swimsuit?). Nowadays I’m partnering with Blue Diamond Almonds, the Official Snack Nut of the Crew Usa Swimming who questioned me to share a recipe that served me to really feel encouraged to reside a wholesome way of life and observe my “Lane to Greatness“.

For me, dwelling a healthy lifestyle is so substantially about equilibrium and going for walks the line between greens and fruits to nut butter and chocolate. Actually, that’s what my private lane to greatness is. I get pleasure from staying ready to try to eat a salad for lunch and then nosh on a lower sugar treat later on. I glimpse forward to my morning toast slathered with nut butter, fruit and sometimes a handful of chocolate chips. I adore locating approaches to make food and recipes wholesome but also delicious. I suppose it’s just type of my point.

jar of roasted salted almonds

As a result I choose to build this superb, uncomplicated to make pesto chickpea salad to inspire you in the kitchen. The salad is whole of vegetarian protein, mediterranean flavors, fiber and flavor. It is just one of my go-to salads because of the goodness it fuels my system with.

Bonus! This recipe only will take about 15 minutes to whip up.

Now I know you’re in.

pesto chickpea salad on three plates

Before you operate to grab the substances, I HAVE to tell you about the pesto, because it truly could be the very best pesto of all time. There is spinach, basil, Blue Diamond Roasted Almonds, parmesan, garlic and new lemon juice. Really simple things and I extremely endorse whipping it up by yourself! You just might discover on your own pouring the pesto on every little thing.

Love! xo.

pesto chickpea salad on a plate with a fork

If you make this pesto chickpea salad, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so I can see your creations! xo.

More balanced lunch strategies:

Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

Street Corn Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto & Goat Cheese

Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

Nutritious Pumpkin Seed & Avocado Pesto Hen Salad Sandwiches

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