Chickpea/Garbanzo Salad

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"Whether you call them garbanzos, chickpeas, or ceci beans, you'll find this a winning combination as a side dish. Low in fat, sodium, and sugar. High in protein and fiber. Healthy food that delivers earthy flavors and is very satisfying."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (173.3 g)
  • Calories 110.8
  • Total Fat - 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 8.3 mg
  • Sodium - 698 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 3.8 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 102.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Prepare all ingredients, draining the garbanzos, slicing the onions, chopping the cilantro and tomato, cutting or crumbling the feta in pieces, measuring the seasonings.

Step 2

Combine the garbanzos, onions, and parsley.

Step 3

Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cumin, and pepper. Stir into garbanzo mixture.

Step 4

Stir in feta and chill to develop the flavors.

Step 5

To serve, spoon salad on a bed of shredded lettuce and garnish with tomatoes.

Step 6

Variations we have enjoyed include adding Kalamata olives and drained cannellini beans. Grilled or smoked chicken is also good. Try it with baked or grilled salmon.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


This salad is so delicious! Perfect on this hot summer day. I did not have the fresh parsley so used dried. So fast and easy to put together which on a hot day in the kitchen is perfect. Thank you so sharing your recipe that will be made again and again!


review by:
(6 Aug 2022)


A great recipe that's full of flavor and great on color. The cumin really comes through nicely. Thanks Mary~


review by:
(25 Mar 2012)


FANTASTIC! I brought this to a friends house for a get together, and everyone loved it and wanted the recipe. They even want me to bring it again next time. I've made similar salads with white beans and that is where I discovered the magical combination of cumin and makes your tastebuds sing! I made a double recipe using only 2tbsp of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, cherry tomatoes, subbed cilantro for the parsley, and added some fresh garlic and cayenne pepper. I used crumbled feta, but think it would be better with cubed as it kind of got lost in the other flavors. Olives would be awesome in it. The best quote of the day was: "It's like making hummus in your mouth." Freddy Cat says thanks for the tasty salad! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.


review by:
(31 Jan 2012)

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