Monday, April 15, 2013

Healthy Garbonzo Bean Salad


            Often on weeknights I like to eat something light and healthy. I try and save my
          calories for the weekend. When I tasted this I knew it was going to be a hit and will
          go on my menu rotation. Serve this with whole grain pitas and you have yourself a
            wonderful meal. Any night that I do not have to turn the oven on is a great night!


                                                        Healthy Garbonzo Bean Salad

                                                 2 cans garbonzo beans ( rinsed and drained )
                                                 1 red bell pepper, diced
                                                 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
                                                 1 English cucumber, peeled and diced
                                                 1 small red onion, diced
                                                 3 garlic cloves, minced
                                                 1/3 cup feta cheese
                                                 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
                                                 1 lemon, juiced
                                                 1 lime, juiced
                                                 1/4 cup olive oil
                                                 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar ( or your favorite )
                                                 1/4 teaspoon each, salt, pepper and oregano

                    1) Place rinsed beans in a large bowl. Add the next 7 ingredients. Mix olive oil
                   lemon, lime, vinegar and spices. Pour over bean salad and serve with pita bread.


This salad would be great to bring to work and perfect for the warmer weather.

47 comments:

  1. Looks delicious and great for spring and summer...

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  2. Yum! Finally got hubby to eat them!! This is going on my list for summer. When it is 95+ here, I am NOT cooking inside the house!

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  3. What a divine recipe! Light and healthy for a nice summer eve! I can't wait to make it! I love your salad recipes =) They are THE best! Thanks so much for sharing them, I really do look forward to them!

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  4. YUM! Perfect summer salad. I want to throw some fresh corn in there too. Just perfect

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  5. I could get down on this. I could get down on this so bad.

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  6. I just LOVE fresh, bright bean salads like this! Perfect for warmer days, too.

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  7. So bright and colorful! The perfect salad.

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  8. I do the same thing.. save calories for wine and weekend food:) High fiber, lots of protein .. looks so good Val. I'll be cooking a few meals for (just)myself this week and this will be perfect!

    xxleslie

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  9. this looks delicious!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks great--love all of the vegetables. Definitely on my must make list!!

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  11. Yummy! Perfect meal for when the hubby is away : ) With a glass of wine, of course ; )

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  12. You had me at Garbonzo! They are some of my favorite beans....Love the idea of serving it as a dip.

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  13. Me too! This looks so light and refreshing for summer! I must make!!
    xo Kris

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  14. This looks so good! I love chick peas. I would dominate this!

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  15. Wow!!! This looks so delicious and since our air conditioner went belly up I think I'll be making this soon. No using the oven for me! I also like to save my calories (i.e. WW points) for the weekends and for margaritas :)

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  16. OMG...want it now for breakfast, it looks THAT delicious!

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  17. This looks simply AMAZING!! OH my goodness. I have to make it for dinner this week!

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  18. Before I even got to the part where you had it on chips, I was thinking, "Oh to have this on chips...!" Yum!

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  19. i love coming to your site, always such beautiful colors! this looks like such a great summer meal. you're smart to save your calories for the weekend, i should really do the same!

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  20. It looks so good. I just don't know if I like garbanzo beans!

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  21. I love healthy, fresh salads like this - YUM! And how gorgeous are the colors? Love it!

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  22. This looks so fresh and yummy Val! Love your recipes!!
    xxoo

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  23. This looks sooo delicious! I absolutely love chickpeas. I just discovered your blog; excited to read more!

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  24. This looks amazing and maybe if you smooshed the beans up, could this be the base for an awesome veggie patty?

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  25. LOVE this salad, Val! I'm a lover of light salads for dinner too. This has all my favorite ingredients.

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  26. So healthy. I am going to make this for my hubby's lunch. We are trying to get away from making sandwiches all the time. So pretty too.

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  27. This definitely looks like a summer time meal! :)

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  28. I love healthy food that also tastes good! This is right up my alley!

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  29. This looks so bright and delicious, perfect for Spring.

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  30. This does look so yummy. I agree - keep those calories for the weekend. This looks perfect for the summer and it would last well in the fridge. I love how it looks against the aqua dish - so terribly refreshing.

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  31. Val!!! I"ve been making so many of your recipes lately!!! I'm so thankful for you! This looks so good. Right up my ally. Just love you!

    Shauna

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  32. You just totally reminded me of how I fell in love with garbanzo beans last summer!

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  33. Yum... looks delicious and healthy! I'm so trying to eat healthy right now :)

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  34. Oh I LOVE garbanzo beans, this looks incredible!!

    x
    Rachel

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  35. Just made this salad. It is soooo good. I added some black olives. Very pretty and very tasty!

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  36. Great minds think alike! I make a salad that's almost just like this and I love it with pitas too.

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  37. This looks like one of my kind of salads--yum!

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  38. This dish was amazing. The whole family enjoyed it.

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  40. According to pinterest, I saved this recipe 13 weeks ago and it is safe to say I have made it at least 12 times, not including right now.... because I am about to make it again. It has become a favorite of myself and my meat and potato loving boyfriend. Perfect quick, healthy dinner and left overs for lunches. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  41. @ anonymous - I'm so glad you have enjoyed it. You made my day.

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