This salad was created at our apartment in Mendoza, Argentina. Some Airbnb apartments we stay at come stocked with all kinds of fun things while others are fairly basic. The moment I walked into this apartment, I knew there were going to be some great photo opps!
There was a quaint kitchen, an adorable patio with great light and the perfect white table and the apartment was also filled with all kinds of fun colorful dishes. The wheels started turning immediately about what would look good on these gorgeous yellow plates.
And since we were in wine country, and of course tasting our fair share of wine, I was trying to keep our breakfasts and lunches a little on the greener side! So one day for lunch I made up a quick, simple and healthy salad – but I wanted it to have little something special that would also make it filling enough to keep us satisfied until our next meal. The apartment happened to be stocked with all kinds of seeds for us to use so I thought adding a mixture of them all would be the perfect addition!
And the seeds really are the star of the show. The salad made up of greens, avocado, peaches and garbanzos is fine on it’s own but when you throw on this delicious seed mixture it takes it to a whole new level – giving it a nice crunchy texture paired with a distinct nutty flavor. After making this salad, we honestly started putting this seed mixture on everything!!!
You can create any mix of seeds you’d like but this mix consists of flax, chia, sesame and sunflower. It adds a bit of protein, a bit of crunch and a ton of flavor to every dish. So whip up a mix and throw it on whatever dish you please.
Cheers from wine country,
- 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- Salt + pepper
- 2 heads romaine, ends removed and roughly chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1-2 peaches, diced
- ¼-1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette (any other type would work as well, we only had balsamic at the apartment)
- ¼ cup seed mixture (suggested: flax, chia, sesame, sunflower, pepitas, etc.)
- Heat garbanzos in a smal pan, adding salt and pepper to taste. You can also serve raw, but I prefer them slightly warm.
- Meanwhile, mix lettuce, avocado, peaches and dressing a bowl. Combine and mix well.
- Top with beans and seeds. Enjoy!