Salad with Tomatoes, Chick Peas and Mozzarella > Recipes > Salads > Salad with Tomatoes, Chick Peas and Mozzarella

This hearty, tasty salad is a meal in itself and makes a great contribution to a church or community pot luck dinner.


  • 4 cups seeded, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup peeled, diced (1/2 – inch pieces) cucumber
  • 2 cups diced (1/2-inch pieces) salt-free mozzarella cheese
  • 1 15-oz. can salt-free chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup flat parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon

Directions: Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella cheese, chickpeas and parsley leaves in a bowl and toss until all the ingredients are well distributed. Combine the oil, vinegar, chili powder, garlic, and pepper in a separate bowl and stir until well blended. Pour this mixture over the tomato mixture and toss again. Sprinkle with a bit more black pepper and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to stand for at least half an hour before serving.