Gravel Salad Recipe -
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Gravel Salad

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"You could also call this bean salad Empedreado - which just means gravel or pavement in Spanish. Adjust the amount of the vinegar to suit your tastes."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the garbanzo beans, black beans, pinto beans, corn, red pepper, chives, parsley, red onion, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. Mix together well.
  2. For an elegant and delicious presentation, serve this salad with little toasts spread with olive paste and sliced tomatoes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2003

I made the salad two times; cutting the olive oil down to 2 T. because of the oily aftertaste in second day servings. A little ciliantro helped.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 19, 2004

OK, not great, not bad, but I've got tons of leftovers and they've been sitting in the fridge for a week now untouched. So I probably won't make again.


11 Ratings

Jul 23, 2003

Great bean salad, Julio! I cut the oil to 2T and added a touch of garlic powder. This will make a good addition to our Fourth of July picnic. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 17, 2004

I love this recipe - it's fast and tasty! I actually use dried chives & parsley to make it even faster to make.

Nov 19, 2003

This salad was very good, and really easy to make. Not everyone liked it though, so picky eaters beware. Great to prepare when you have a vegan over for dinner. I used canned beans and corn, and it turned out well.

Dec 02, 2002

!!que ensalada mas rica!!

Aug 29, 2002

Really yummy, although I got a little heavy handed with the onions. My mom loved it and said next time to bring her a bigger helping!

May 30, 2008

This was good, but it was missing something to me. I added more red wine vinegar, cilantro, and added a chopped tomato. It still seemed to be missing something, so I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5.


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  • Calories
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 11.7 g
  • 47%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 408 mg
  • 16%

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

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