Labor Day Picnic Salad

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.

Labor Day Picnic Salad

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:

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2 Responses to Labor Day Picnic Salad

  1. Stephanie says:

    We love picnics and this year’s Labor Day was a perfect opportunity to go to our favorite High Park in Toronto and have a little fun with our children. But now that I’ve read your post I am looking forward to our next trip even more and I’ll definitely try this recipe.

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