A Quick Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Salad is quick and easy. If you are following me on Facebook, you will know that I have been under the weather for the past few days. I feel so sorry that I cannot accomplish much. But I am glad that I cooked some great dishes earlier this month, so I am good for a few posts. And I just hope that I am up to it, to write. Just taking one day at a time!
So enough complaining and enough talking about me! Let’s get cooking!
I have to say that I love it when I create dishes that people love instantly. I don’t usually buy canned foods, but for one reason or another, my dear mother loves chickpeas or garbanzo beans. My mom will always buy chickpeas because to her they always make great and quick side dishes. So I decided to create a Quick and Easy Chick (Garbanzo Beans) Peas Salad for her.
I wanted to make something different, so I started adding other ingredients. Shopping in your refrigerator first is the best way to be creative and alternatively create healthy dishes. Chickpeas or garbanzo beans (just another way to call this great ingredient) 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 is so versatile in cooking. Add it to your salad, soup, stews, etc. 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 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.