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Simple Garbanzos Recipe

Simple Garbanzos

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"This is a great fix for the period right before grocery day; if you've got a can of chickpeas on hand, you've got a quick and easy snack!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the garbanzo beans, onion, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the olive oil, and adjust seasonings to taste. Mix in the peas. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2006

I love garbanzos, I love peas; this was a perfect recipe for me! Delicious! Some minor adjustments: I doubled the peas to 1/2 cup, and reduced the olive oil to 4 T. In addition to tasting wonderful, the salad looked beautiful as well, and I think it would make a nice side dish for a summer bbq. Of course, with all the garlic and onions, I should probably put a bowl of mints right next to it! Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2008

Quick & easy meal! I didn't have onions nor garlic, so I used onion & garlic powders. I added one can of tomatoes with onion & garlic, decreased the oil to 4 tbsp (btw...that's 1/4 cup) and increased the peas to about 1 cup.


36 Ratings

Oct 05, 2008

I skipped the peas. The garbanzos alone were really good, but I think I added more onion than I should have. Definately a nice chilled bean salad that will go in the recipe box!

Feb 06, 2012

This was surprisingly good and so easy to make. I didn't even know I liked garbanzos but now I do!

Jul 01, 2011

Loved this! I added diced orange bell pepper for a little extra texture and flavor. I increased the cayenne pepper a tad and as other reviews did, I also increased the peas to 1/2 cup and decreased the olive oil to 3 Tbsp. Ate as a side dish, but could definitely eat as a snack as well. Yum!

Dec 03, 2008

I cannot keep my spoon out of these! As is, they are perfect but I spiced them up to my liking and added a shook of Italian seasoning in addition to the oregano. Along with some roasted brussels sprounts, these made a lovely little mini-meal

Sep 29, 2006

These are a delicious side and even better the next day! It's one of those where you can add more of what you like - i think i added more garlic, onion and red pepper flakes. So easy; definitely a winner. Thanks!

Jun 26, 2006

This was a great weeknight picnic recipe. Simple and quick and lots of flavor. I also decreased the amount of olive oil and increased the peas to 1/2 cup. This is definitely a keeper.


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 6.2 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 632 mg
  • 25%

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

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