i was noticing that all the recipes on here lately were either tan or brown colored, aka wintry carrrrrrbs, haha. time for a springy fresh mixed green salad, y’all!
this one is a copycat mixed green salad from proletariat pizza in white center, seattle. every time pete & i go there with his family, we all pig ouuuut on this salad and want more more more.
any salad that makes me wanna pig out on it is definitely one we should all be making at home, riiiiigh? and it’s super easy and non-chop heavy. all the things that go in it just need minimal attention before hitting the salad bowl.
i love how simple this salad is with so much flavor and texture. i added sunflower seeds to my version because i like those little crunchers! i’ve recently been having this one veggie sandwich with sunflower seeds on it, and that is surprisingly guuuud.
the dressing is so simple and comes together in 2 seconds to just coat the cool fresh mixed greens with some zingy olive oily goodness. the saltiness of the olives and gorgonzola complement the creaminess of the garbanzo beans and give this an “mmmmmmmm” factor. and sunflower seeds for crunch! i also think avocado would be good on this salad, but i put a whole dang can o ‘banzos here so you can prob skip the avo. or do halvsies of each….oooooooh. so thrilling.
support non-boring salads!
Garbanzo Bean & Gorgonzola Mixed Green Salad
Total Time: 10 minutes
3-4 cups fresh spring mix & spinach, roughly chopped
1 can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 cup gorgonzola crumbles
3 TB extra virgin olive oil
3 TB balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp. black pepper + pinch of salt
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
In a small bowl, whisk together equal parts extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, black pepper and a pinch of salt. Roughly chop the spring mix and spinach and place in a large salad bowl. Add the kalamata olives, garbanzo beans, gorgonzola crumbles and sunflower seeds and toss gently with tongs. Add the salad dressing mixture to taste. Serve immediately.
^ inverted spinach leaf becomes a cute lil vehicle for beans and whatnot. lol.