Pasta, Rice, Grains/ Salads

Vitamin Garbanzo Beans Salad – Healthy Lunch

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.

Hemp seeds
Green apples in a bowl

Vitamin Garbanzo Beans Salad

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Serves: 2-3


  • 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).

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  • Reply
    February 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.

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    February 5, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Wonderful! This salad looks ever so droolworthy.



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    La Table De Nana
    February 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Rosa said it..droolworthy..It looks so delicious!

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    February 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.

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    Shibi Thomas
    February 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!!

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    February 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 🙂

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    Te de Ternura
    February 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Me gusta tu ENSALADA YELENA; mañana mismo la preparo
    Buen jueves amiga :)))

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    Angie Schneider
    February 9, 2014 at 4:12 am

    This is exactly what I would love for the lunch! Yum!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    February 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!

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    Regina Melo-Jocknevich
    February 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.


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