Since I’m a big fan of hummus, I’ve been interested in making more recipes using garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas). Like this Lemon Pepper Garbanzo Salad. I love all the healthy, colorful ingredients that this salad has in it!
The lime juice and lemon pepper seasoning add some tanginess to the salad and the chopped veggies add a flavorful crunchiness. Other herbs and seasonings in the salad, like garlic, cumin, and cilantro give it a great taste. It’s easy to make, and just the thing for when you’re craving something on the healthy side!
Lemon Pepper Garbanzo Salad
LEMON PEPPER GARBANZO SALAD by NancyC
Makes 6 servings
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup celery, diagonally cut in 1/4-inch slices
1 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 medium-sized pepper)
1 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 medium-sized pepper)
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons dried cilantro
2 to 2 1/4 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 to 2 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Combine garbanzo beans, black beans, celery, red and green bell peppers, and red onion in a large serving bowl; set aside.
Mix cilantro, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic, cumin, vinegar, lime juice, and olive oil in a separate bowl.
Pour the vinegar/lime juice/oil mixture over the bean, pepper, and onion mixture and stir to thoroughly combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour to blend flavors, then serve.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
All those colorful ingredients are a feast for the eyes, aren’t they? It’s a great side dish and if you want to make a meal out of it, you can serve a cup of this over lettuce greens—you won’t need to use any other dressing with this flavorful mix of beans and veggies!
Have you made any good dishes with garbanzo beans lately?
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