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Everything Salad with Balsamic-Dipped Vegetables and Chickpea Croutons

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
30 min
30 min
Make tasty use of leftovers with our ‘potluck’ salad. Make ours as is, or toss in whatever vegetables, fat-free cheese and protein you have on hand.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Chickpeas (15 oz)

1 cup(s), rinsed and drained

Cumin seeds

1 tsp, or Adobo seasoning

Balsamic vinegar

4 Tbsp

Fresh parsley

½ Tbsp, fresh, chopped


½ Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Mint leaves

½ Tbsp, fresh, chopped


½ Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked broccoli

2 cup(s), florets

Uncooked cauliflower

2 cup(s), florets

Uncooked carrot(s)

1 cup(s), chopped or shredded

Cooked skinless boneless chicken breast(s)

1 cup(s), chopped, cubed or shredded

Low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup(s)

Romaine lettuce

1 cup(s), shredded

Fat-free salad dressing

8 Tbsp


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas and Adobo seasoning and toss to coat. Transfer chickpeas to prepared baking sheet and bake, shaking pan every 5 minutes to promote even cooking, for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, coat with cooking spray and bake until chickpeas are golden brown, about 10 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, fresh herbs and oil. Add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, chicken and cheese and toss to coat.
  4. Divide lettuce among four plates. Top each serving with 1/4 each vegetable-chicken mixture and chickpea ‘croutons.’ Drizzle each salad with 2 tablespoons of dressing.