Delicious Greek garbanzo salad, with kalamata olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, peppers & light dressing, is vegetarian, gluten-free, and super easy to make!
Delicious Greek garbanzo salad, with kalamata olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, peppers & light dressing, is vegetarian, gluten-free, and super easy!

Do you enjoy garbanzo beans? If you do, then you will love this absolutely yummy Greek garbanzo salad! This little legume (also called a chickpea) is a protein packed, and fiber filled super food in my book! This delicious salad can be served as a side salad OR as a meatless option for a main course.

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Other Salads Using Garbanzo Beans

Two other dishes I really enjoy using garbanzo beans in are Nanci’s 4-Bean Salad, and Lemony Chickpea Salad. They are so light, and flavorful, and I hope you will consider checking out these recipes, as well. Both of these salads take only minutes to pull together, so they are perfect, convenient dishes to prepare on busy days!

How To Make This Greek Garbanzo Salad

The first thing you need to do is prepare the (totally EASY) dressing for the Greek garbanzo salad. Place minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and a small amount of salt in a medium sized salad bowl, and mix until combined. See how easy that was?

Lemon juice, olive oil, salt and minced garlic are blended to make dressing for salad.

Add the drained garbanzo beans, bell peppers (orange or red), cherry tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, and fresh parsley and oregano (can substitute dried oregano).

Give the ingredients a good stir, so they are fully combined with the dressing on the bottom of bowl. **Do not add the cucumber and feta cheese at this time, unless you are serving the salad right away.**

For Best Flavor, Let Salad Marinate In Refrigerator

For the very best flavor, I recommend placing the salad (covered) in the refrigerator for a couple hours minimum. This will give the salad a good chill, AND let the flavors mingle and get to know each other! You can even let the salad marinate overnight, if desired!

Tomatoes, bell peppers, garbanzo beans, red onion, kalamata olives & fresh herbs in bowl.The salad ingredients are mixed to coat with the lemon/olive oil dressing.

Before Serving The Greek Garbanzo Salad, Add Final Ingredients

Right before you serve the salad, add the chopped cucumber (they should be nice and crunchy), and the crumbled feta cheese. Toss, to combine.

NOTE: I mixed both the feta and cucumbers into the Greek garbanzo salad, but you can also mix in the crunchy cucumbers, toss to combine, and then top the salad with the feta, if desired.

Feta cheese and diced cucumbers are added to the Greek garbanzo salad before serving.A bowl full of the Greek garbanzo salad, ready to eat!

Now you’re ready to serve this cool, crispy, colorful, and flavor-filled Greek garbanzo salad! The salad has a wonderful taste thanks in part to the feta cheese, simple lemon dressing and tangy kalamata olives. YUM!

Greek garbanzo salad is chilled, then served!

Here is a close up view (below) of a forkful of the Greek garbanzo salad… ready to eat! My husband and I loved this simple salad. Our grown son (a vegetarian) popped in for a visit, and tried this salad. He loved it, too!

A bite of the Greek garbanzo salad on a fork, ready to eat.

Hope you will consider trying this delicious Greek garbanzo salad. It truly is very good, and would be a perfect side dish to serve on a hot, summer evening! The salad will keep well for several days, covered in the refrigerator! Have a great day, friends.

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Original recipe source: “The Skinnytaste Cookbook”, by Gina Homolka, published 2014 by Clarkson-Potter Publishers, page 146.

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Greek Garbanzo Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
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Total Time
15 mins
 

Delicious Greek garbanzo salad, with kalamata olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, peppers & light dressing, is vegetarian, gluten-free, and super easy!

Category: Salad/Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Garbanzo Salad
Servings: 5 (1 cup servings)
Calories Per Serving: 141 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Salad Dressing
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For Salad
  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas) , rinsed and drained (gluten free)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , quartered
  • ½ cup red (or orange) bell pepper , chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion , chopped
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives , pitted and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley , chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh oregano leaves , chopped (OR 1/4 tsp. dried)
  • cups English cucumber , chopped ( or regular cucumber, seeded)
  • cup feta cheese , crumbled
Instructions
  1. Place minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a medium sized salad bowl, and mix together until combined.

  2. Add the drained garbanzo beans, bell peppers (orange or red), cherry tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, fresh parsley and oregano (can substitute dried oregano). Give the ingredients a good stir, so they are fully combined with the dressing on bottom of bowl. For the very best flavor, I recommend placing the salad (covered) in the refrigerator for a couple hours minimum. This will give the salad a good chill, AND let the flavors mingle and get to know each other! You can even let the salad marinate overnight, if desired!

  3. Right before you serve the salad, add in the chopped cucumber (it should be nice and crunchy!), and crumbled feta cheese, and toss to combine. NOTE: I mixed both the feta and cucumbers into the salad- you can also mix in the crunchy cucumbers, toss to combine, and then top the salad with the feta, if desired. Serve, and enjoy! Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Garbanzo Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 638mg28%
Potassium 267mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 33.2mg40%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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