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Fresh Summer Chopped Salad

This salad, comprised of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, avocado, jalapeño, garbanzo beans, couscous and feta, is refreshing, simple and filling!
PREP10 mins
TOTAL20 mins


  • 1 pint cherry tomates, halved
  • 1 medium english cucumber, peeled and diced finely
  • 1 15-oz. can organic sweet corn, drained and rinsed, also called white corn
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans , drained and rinsed, also called chickpeas
  • ½ red onion, diced finely
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed + minced
  • 2-3 tbs. feta crumbles
  • ½ cup precooked couscous or quinoa, optional
  • 2 tbs. fresh basil leaf ribbons
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 2 tbs. good olive oil
  • kosher salt + pepper


  • Start by placing sliced cherry tomatoes in your big salad serving bowl. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper and let sit while you chop other veggies.
  • Chop all veggies and start to layer on top of tomatoes (except for the avocado) without stirring.
  • Add in couscous or quinoa if using, feta crumbles, lemon juice (watch for seeds!) and olive oil. Season with 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Toss salad gently, then add in diced avocado and toss very gently once more. Taste for seasoning and serve cold or at room temperature!