Satisfying Garbanzo Beans Salad


When it comes to salads, I like mine to be:

  • Easy and quick to make
  • Super flavorful
  • Satisfying!

This garbanzo beans salad took me less than 20 minutes to prepare, and it was an explosion of delicious flavors in my mouth! Even I was surprised at how good it turned out, so I knew I had to share it with you!


recipe NOTES:

- I purchase all of my beans at Whole Foods (this one to be exact) because they have cooked beans available in cartons which is BPA free, compared to most canned beans. 

- Always purchased your beans sodium free. It is much healthier to add your own salt at home. You will end up consuming much less sodium this way. 

- Since most of these ingredients are fresh produce, try to purchase organic as often as possible. 

- This salad is a great recipe to bring to work / school. 


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  • 1 can of garbanzo beans (salt-free)
  • 2-3 handfuls of kale, chopped
  • 1 green onion stalk, chopped
  • 5 kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1/2-1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste


- Drain the garbanzo beans under running water until the cloudy and foamy liquid is gone. This will help prevent gas. 

- OPTIONAL: Add your washed beans to a hot non-stick frying pan, so no oil is needed. Leave the beans cooking under medium-high heat while you make them rest of your salad, stirring the beans every 1-2 minutes to prevent burning.  -> This step is completely optional, but I found that it makes the garbanzo beans a bit more firm, therefore making me feel more satisfied afterwords. Also, the slightly burn this leaves to the outer shell of the bean adds a nice flavor to the salad. 

- While the beans are cooking, add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix it all together. Once done, add the beans, and move the salad into your final dish. 

Enjoy ;]

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