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Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad


  • Author: Kylie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad is the quickest 10 minute vegetarian meal you'll ever make. It's loaded with garbanzo beans, sliced cucumber, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, red onion, and tons of fresh parsley tossed in a super simple white wine vinaigrette. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sliced mini cucumbers
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup fresh chopped parsley  
  • 1/2 a small red onion, diced

Dressing:

Serve with:


Instructions

  1. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, parsley, and onion to a large bowl
  2. In a small measuring cup, combine olive oilwhite wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, thyme, Dijon, and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper. 
  3. Mix until well combined. Pour over chickpea mixture.
  4. Toss to combine evenly. 
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and crumbled feta cheese and serve with whole wheat pita bread and hummus. Drizzle with my quick and easy yogurt sauce for extra flavor!

Notes

If you'll be enjoying this chickpea salad at a later date, I'd recommend waiting to add the feta cheese until just before serving. The feta will break down a bit as it sits in the dressing and the texture will be slightly compromised. Keep the feta fresh to make sure the flavors and texture are on point!

Switch up the veggies in this chickpea salad to suit your family's taste or use up what you've got in the fridge. I'm not a huge raw tomato fan so I usually add extra sliced cucumber in their place. Sometimes we don't have any fresh cucumber so I'll add more olives instead. Customize this recipe and make it your own!

To bulk up this salad, I like to serve it with pita bread and a hearty dollop of hummus also!

If you have a couple extra minutes, try throwing together my quick and easy Dill Yogurt SauceIt's a cool tangy sauce loaded with fresh dill and lemon flavor that will take just a couple minutes to make! It would be the perfect drizzle for this salad.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: garbanzo salad, chickpea Mediterranean salad, chickpea salad recipe