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Garbanzo Bean Salad with Citrusy Dressing Recipe

The recipe for this simple bean salad comes from Donna Smith of Victor, New York. Her refreshing side gets extra zest from fresh herbs and a citrusy dressing. Chilling it lets the flavors blend...and gives you time to tend to the rest of the meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Leaf lettuce


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the beans, onion, parsley and mint. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the lemon juice, oil, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper; shake well. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 167 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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