Healthy and luscious this salad is great for light lunch. Garbanzo Beans is paired with garlic and other ingredients to make this tasty dish. This is a healthful, easy salad uses few ingredients and will complement any meat or poultry dish if you serve it for dinner.
Vitamin Garbanzo Beans Salad
- 1 1/2 cup cooked garbanzo beans
- 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
- 1 green apple, peeled and shredded
- 1 Orange, peeled and diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- fresh dill or another herb like parsley/cilantro
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. sunflower seed oil
- 1/2 lettuce (I used Boston lettuce)
To cook the garbanzo beans, soak the dried chickpeas overnight in cold water. Drain the garbanzo beans and put in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover generously. Bring to the boil over high heat and cook for 10-15 minutes. Drain.
In a large bowl mix together all the vegetables, fruits, grains and seeds.
In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, sunflower seed oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle over the salad. Lightly toss the salad. Sprinkle fresh herbs on a top and serve.
If you are using garbanzo beans from a can drain them in a colander first and then rinse them with room-temperature water (rinsing helps reduce the sodium).
MedejaFebruary 5, 2014 at 5:45 am
Ok 🙂 tell me how do you know what I am making and make the same thing 😀
I love your salad, using orange sounds so delicious.
Rosa's Yummy YumsFebruary 5, 2014 at 6:25 am
Wonderful! This salad looks ever so droolworthy.
La Table De NanaFebruary 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Rosa said it..droolworthy..It looks so delicious!
HEAVEN CAN WAITFebruary 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm
Nice, nice, nice! very interesting combination of ingredients. I would not come up with an idea of mixing garbanzo beans with orange and red onions. Thank you for the inspiration, Yelena.
Shibi ThomasFebruary 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm
This is the kind of salad I would like for lunch. Its very easy and healthy. Thanks for sharing!!
AnonymousFebruary 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm
This looks wonderful Yelana. So wonderful, I am going to eat this for my tea tonight :). Cheers for the hot weather save 🙂
Te de TernuraFebruary 6, 2014 at 8:34 am
Me gusta tu ENSALADA YELENA; mañana mismo la preparo
Buen jueves amiga :)))
Angie SchneiderFebruary 9, 2014 at 4:12 am
This is exactly what I would love for the lunch! Yum!
Nami | Just One CookbookFebruary 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm
I was just telling my husband that I went to the gym this morning and I came home and ate the leftover (which could feed two people)… Ahhh! Now looking at your salad, I know I should have eaten THIS salad lunch instead. Looks so healthy and now I feel like I need to go back to the gym. Love this nutritious salad!
Regina Melo-JocknevichFebruary 25, 2014 at 11:29 am
Good morning Yelena.
I love garbanzo and I'm always find a new way to cook it. This is the kind of food I need at the moment, healthy, light, easy to make.