Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad

This pasta salad gets its flavor from fresh vegetables and herbs. A good source of vegetable protein, this salad can be a side dish or a main meal.

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Serves6 (about 1 cup)
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  1. Prepare orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water, place in a large bowl, and allow to cool completely.
  2. In another large bowl add drained chickpeas, lemon juice, onion, cucumber, red peppers, tomato, mint and dill. Stir together.
  3. In a small bowl make the dressing by whisking together vinegar, oil, mustard, oregano, and black pepper. Pour dressing over orzo, stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the chickpea mixture until well combined. Serve immediately or allow it to rest in the fridge for at least an hour for best flavor.

Recipe Tips

You can make this up to two days in advance, store covered in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

Optional: add 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese or 1/3 cup chopped olives

You can substitute 2 teaspoons dried parsley and 1 teaspoon dried oregano for the mint and dill.

Add chopped spinach or lettuce for extra crunch

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 317mg 13%
Potassium 353mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 14g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 65%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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