Mediterranean Garbanzo and Black Bean Salad

Written by Cooking Naturally Editors on April 13th, 2014

Healthy Living, Recipes

This is super easy, filling and surprisingly refreshing salad that takes only minutes to make once you have the beans ready. I prepare my beans ahead of time and store batches of them in the freezer. I pull them out of the freezer when I’m ready to make this salad. If you prefer, you can purchase cans of organic garbanzo and black beans (remember to rinse them well before using).

This recipe is Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy and Egg Free, and Vegetarian and Vegan.

Mediterranean Garbanzo & Black Bean Salad

Mediterranean Garbonzo and Black Bean SaladIngredients

  • 2 Persian Cucumbers – diced
  • 1 Roma Tomato – diced
  • 1 Cup soaked/cooked Black Beans*
  • 1 Cup soaked/cooked Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)*
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 TBSP finely chopped Mint
  • 1/2 TSP Sea Salt (or to taste)
  • Pepper, to taste (I use about 3 pinches)
  • Optional: Lemon Juice
  • Optional: Feta Cheese


Mediterranean Garbonzo and Black Bean Salad

  1. Put Cucumber, Tomato, both Beans and Mint in medium bowl.
  2. Pour in Olive Oil and AC Vinegar. Mix together.
  3. Add salt, pepper as you prefer.
  4. If you like a bit more tang, you can optionally add 1 or 2 tsp. of Lemon Juice. Optional – Feta cheese is best sprinkled on top directly before serving (leave off for dairy-free version).

Super quick and simple!


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