A Quick Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Salad, a healthy beans salad to go with roasted or barbecued meat. It is also a complete meal if you’re vegan.
I have to say that I love it when I create dishes that people love instantly. I don’t usually buy canned foods, but my dear mother loves chickpeas or garbanzo beans for one reason or another. My mom will always buy chickpeas because they always make great and quick side dishes. So I decided to create a Quick and Easy Chick (Garbanzo Beans) Peas Salad for her.
About the recipe
I wanted to make a different type of salad with chickpeas, so I started adding other ingredients I thought would have more flavor. The red onion or shallots gives the beans a subtle spicy kick. The dried cranberries are sweet and therefore when mixed with the vinegar, the acidity is not overwhelming. The olives add a tangy taste we all love in salads.
Shopping your pantry to make a salad helps
Shopping in your refrigerator and pantry is the best way to be creative and alternatively create healthy dishes. Cravings are not always satisfied with storebought or restaurant foods. The best way to save money is by making sure that you have a stocked pantry and a refrigerator full of healthy foods.
Health benefits of Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans
Chickpeas or garbanzo beans (just another way to call this great food) are very healthy. Chickpea or Garbanzo bean is low in fat, high in dietary fiber, rich in minerals and vitamins. Great additions to salads, they help control weight gain, contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease, and adds versatility to cooking. Add it to your salad, soup, stews, etc., for a healthy dose of goodness. And by the way, it is gluten-free. So what are you waiting for? Use the dried version or the canned version and make it part of your daily diet.
So you are wondering by now what is in this excellent salad? Only dried cranberries, olives, red onions, and olive oil, a few drops of lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simple, right! Just try it! Easy, simple and delicious! No more excuses for not cooking. Perfect with a roasted chicken.
- 2 19 - ounces cans chickpeas garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoon red onion or 1/3 cup
- 1 handful dried cranberries
- 20 whole green olives (stuffed)
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1- teaspoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix well. Let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Can be prepared overnight.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.