Garbanzo Bean and Pepper Salad Recipe -
Garbanzo Bean and Pepper Salad Recipe
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Garbanzo Bean and Pepper Salad

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"I made up this recipe for a cool summer dish to take to a picnic. I just threw together things I had on hand and it became a hit! You may substitute your favorite type of bean for the garbanzos. Any firm bean will do. You may omit the jalapeno altogether. This salad will work as a main course and is very satisfying and colorful. The different tastes and textures are very pleasing. Serve cold."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix the garbanzo beans, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, red onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lemon juice, and olive oil. Drizzle over the salad, and toss to coat. Refrigerate salad at least 4 hours before serving.
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Jul 19, 2006

With only one red pepper, onion and jalapeno mixed in with a 15oz can of garbanzo beans, I knew I'd need another can of beans. I don't know how anyone could use 4 bell peppers and still expect to find a chickpea on their fork!!! This was fresh and easy to make, but I changed the recipe a lot (leaving out 3 peppers, adding another can of beans). Maybe I shouldn't even have reviewed it??

Aug 18, 2007

We just tried this recipe and everyone loved it. I added cilantro instead of the parsley and added chopped kalamata olives. The possibilities are endless. I found that I would use 2 cans of the garbanzos if using 2 of each peppers.

Apr 06, 2006

I just love this salad and so does all who eat it. I serve it all the time.

Feb 28, 2012

Winged it on this - I just added and tossed to my liking, until it looked right to me. Left out the jalapeno because I didn't have any and added artichokes because I did. I did use the mix of lime and lemon but I would have preferred just the lemon. Light, fresh, Mediterranean flavors. Ripe black olives would be a terrific addition. (In fact, I think I might still do that)

Jun 24, 2012

We loved the red pepper and garbanzo beans and added celery and some blanched green and wax beans for added umph! A very nice salad to toss together on a warm summer day.

Jan 04, 2013

This is a great salad. I had a salad like this in a great restaurant around my area, but didn't know what all the ingredients were. Now I make this all the time (I think my kids are getting tired of it) Although it doesn't need anything else, I changed to cilantro instead of parsley. I also knew I was going to prepare this for dinner after church service , so I chopped the peppers, onions and added pinch of salt, olive oil and red wine vinegar and set it aside for later. Let me tell you what I got....A pickled delicious mess!!!!!!

Mar 12, 2014

This was a super easy salad to make and my husband loved it even though he isn't fond of garbanzo beans. He loved the lemon dressing to it. I didn't add jalapeño to it because I have little kids but they loved the salad too. I imagine if I could taste it with the jalapeño, I would probably give it 5 stars since it would have more diverse flavor.

Sep 24, 2012

I first had this on a plane, of all places! It was made with cilantro instead of parsley. I like both. YUMMY! My husband likes it because it tastes like hummus before it hits the food processor.


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  • Calories
  • 183 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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