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Garbanzo Bean Salad Recipe

Updated on June 22, 2010

My Own Garbanzo Bean Salad Recipe

Just in time for summer is this garbanzo bean salad  recipe. It is great for hot summer days when you don't want to cook and you want to eat something light anyway, because of the heat. This bean salad recipe comes to the rescue. Because of the beans, it's filling without meat added. It's a great meal idea for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

I came up with this garbanzo salad recipe because my husband loves Greek salads. He always orders them at restaurants. I figured I could recreate something similar. It's a salad. It can't be that difficult! I wanted to create a healthy salad recipe, too, because my husband is diabetic and we could both stand to lose a little weight.

So here it is- garbanzo bean salad recipe for 4 servings:

Garbanzo Bean Salad
Garbanzo Bean Salad

How to Make Garbanzo Bean Salad Recipe

Chickpea Salad Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can drained garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1 cup cherry, grape or roma tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced red or green bell pepper (optional, but I love them)
  • 1 seedless English cucumber, diced (regular cucumber works in a pinch)
  • 10 pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 2 oz. garlic herb Feta or Asiago cheese (your choice, plain feta is good, too)
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 3 tablespoons quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon each: cracked pepper and garlic salt

Just mix all the ingredients for the garbanzo bean salad recipe together and refrigerate at least a couple of hours before eating. Tastes even better if you chill it overnight. Delicious!

If I'm out of vinegar or olive oil, I just use 1/4 cup of Italian salad dressing as a substitute for both. Creamy Italian dressing tastes good, too.

I hope after reading the garbanzo beans nutrition facts, you will try at least one of the garbanzo bean recipes. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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      7 years ago

      I really enjoy chickpeas salads. I will try your recipes.

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      Mama Kelly aka Jia 

      7 years ago

      Looks very tasty and sounds easy to whip up.

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      Angela Harris 

      8 years ago from Around the USA

      Thanks for all the congrats, everyone! Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I actually just now realized that this was the hub that won. It's been a long few months!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your recipe sounds delicious. I will be trying it.

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      8 years ago

      Looks great !

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      Purple Perl 

      8 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Mouthwatering pic!

      And congrats!

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      8 years ago

      I'm garbanzo beans fan number one, therefore, I'm going to try your recipe right now!

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I love garbanzo beans - filling and full of fiber. This recipe looks really delicious for summer. Best, Steph

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Congrats - looks delish!

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      8 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Angela, congratulations on your winning the drawing today. This recipe looks good!

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      8 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your win !

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      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      Congrats #2 Angela! Great sounding recipe. With summer here, it's time to start tossing salds together more than ever. Can't wait to try it.

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      Twenty One Days 

      8 years ago

      congrats, Angela. - James.

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      8 years ago from Klamath Falls, Oregon

      This sounds wonderful. I love garbanzo bean salads. I would add fresh basil and/or oregano as well!


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