The salad of Summer 2020! This Roasted Corn and Chickpea Salad, also known as my Sunshine Salad, is the salad of the season. It’s bright, cheery and absolutely delicious.
What makes a good salad?
For me, a good salad isn’t just about nutrition and taste. Texture is important too. For those of you who have been following me for a while you’ll probably know i’m addicted to roasting vegetables for salads – it makes them so much tastier, don’t you think? But now i’m all about adding crispy things too!
Roasting the corn and chickpeas for this Sunshine Salad adds a crispness and mild crunchy texture against the soft buttery avocado and zingy dressing.
The other thing that makes a salad taste darn good is a flavour packed dressing. I prefer not to add sweeteners to my dressings if I can help it as I believe it’s better for your gut health so this dijon, red wine vinegar dressing is sugar and sweetener free.
If you prefer, you can add a touch of coconut aminos to add a bit of sweetness or if you really need it sweetened, a little maple or honey (if not vegan) to taste.