Labor Day is coming up and you need yummy stuff to add to your menu. Here’s a cold Labor Day picnic salad that isn’t potato or macaroni. Because don’t you just get really tired of only having potato and macaroni salad all summer long? I do. The saltiness of the Parmesan and little chive kick just bring this salad to life. My kids love it too, and I can feel good about giving them good stuff to eat that they are happy about too.
Here’s what you need
2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned if you like
1/2 cup diced ham
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3 hard boiled eggs, diced
2 T. chopped chives
5 T. olive oil
3 T. cider vinegar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
All ingredients should be room temperature or cooler. Put all the salad ingredients in the bowl.
Mix the dressing in a separate bowl.
Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
Cool in the fridge for at least one hour.
It can be made a day ahead.
Have it with hamburgers or grilled chicken. Yum! And here’s a printable version of Labor Day Picnic Salad if you want to give it a try: