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Easy Mediterranean Bean Salad with Black and Garbanzo Beans

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Are you looking for an easy healthy salad that will please the whole family? This Mediterranean garbanzo bean salad is perfect! It's quick and easy to make, and it's packed with flavor. Plus, it's loaded with fiber and protein, so it's a great choice for a healthy meal. Give it a try today!

Have you ever wanted something light and easy on a hot summer day but you aren't sure what to make?

Too Hot to Cook

During scorching summer days, when the heat becomes almost too much to bear, the search for easy and refreshing food dishes becomes even more important. The mere thought of standing over a hot stove feels like an exhausting endeavor, and the kitchen's warmth becomes a deterrent.

In such moments, the appeal of no-cook or minimal-cook recipes shines brightly. Salads bursting with crisp, colorful vegetables and cold cuts of meat or protein-rich legumes offer a delightful solution.

Alternatively, assembling vibrant wraps with hummus, fresh greens, and slices of chilled cucumber provides a satisfying and cooling meal. The refrigerator becomes a treasure trove of pre-made delights – from chilled pasta salads adorned with zesty dressings to fragrant fruit bowls that taste like the essence of summer itself. Try this Refreshing Avocado and Cucumber Salad That Is Perfect for Summer!

With a bit of creativity and a focus on simplicity, it's possible to relish delicious, nourishing meals without exacerbating the heat outside.

Need More Recipe Ideas?

Cooking ruts are REAL.

Maybe you have to make a salad for a get-together but you have no idea what to bring. 

Garbanzo Bean Salad

Maybe you're like us. We've recently adopted a new budget, and I've been trying to implement at least one meatless meal each week. It's more complicated than it sounds! Trying to add variety while keeping the meal gluten and dairy-free is even more difficult.

Sometimes I start throwing in a bunch of ingredients and hope they come together to make a great recipe. That's where this Mediterranean Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad started. I found inspiration from a package I saw while grocery shopping and used what we already had in our pantry and refrigerator. 

Lucky for me, we had just gone to Walmart where I bought Bush's Black Beans, Bush's Garbanzo Beans, and Bush's Pinto Beans (for Taco Night).

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Surprisingly enough, it's delicious, healthy, and super easy to throw together. Not all of the meals where I throw things together come out quite so tasty. Just ask my family. We've had some real doozies. This one though is YUMMY!

The greatest thing about this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time, put it in mason jars, and it's a portable lunch for you and your adventurous eaters.

Mediterranean Bean Salad

MEDITERRANEAN BLACK BEAN AND GARBANZO BEAN SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN BLACK BEAN AND GARBANZO BEAN SALAD

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • feta cheese , optional but delicious
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped

Dressing:

  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  1. This recipe is super easy to throw together once everything is chopped, diced, and minced. It's the perfect salad to help get kids in the kitchen.
  2. In a large bowl, dump in rinsed and drained black beans, garbanzo beans, diced red onions, and chopped red pepper. Bush's Beans Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad (4 of 9)
  3. Add in avocado. Bush's Beans Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad (8 of 9)
  4. Pour in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and garlic.
  5. Then add chopped mint and parsley. Bush's Beans Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad (9 of 9)
  6. Gently toss to combine, making sure to incorporate the dressing in the bottom of the bowl.
  7. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld together.
  8. Toss gently.
  9. Sprinkle feta on top if desired.
  10. Serve and enjoy! Easy Mediterranean Bean Salad with Black and Garbanzo Beans 2

Delicious Garbanzo and Black Bean Salad

Need a meatless meal to help you get out of a food rut? Try this Mediterranean Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad that is simple, fresh, and delicious.

Ingredients

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Salad:

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Dressing:

Instructions

  1. This recipe is super easy to throw together once everything is chopped, diced, and minced. It's the perfect salad to help get kids in the kitchen.
  2. In a large bowl, dump in rinsed and drained black beans, garbanzo beans, diced red onions, and chopped red pepper.
  3. Add avocado
  4. Pour in fresh lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and garlic.
  5. Then add chopped mint and parsley.
  6. Gently toss to combine, making sure to incorporate the dressing in the bottom of the bowl.
  7. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld together.
  8. Toss gently.
  9. Sprinkle feta on top if desired.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Who knew that something so simple could be so tasty? This simple bean salad is easy to throw together and perfect for a summer barbecue. In fact, it is even better the next day after the flavors meld together. It's definitely a family favorite and perfect for family gatherings and picnics.

If you are stuck in a culinary rut and want a refreshing and meatless meal that awakens your taste buds, look no further than a Mediterranean Black Bean and Garbanzo Bean Salad.

This vibrant dish serves as a passport to a world of flavors, combining the earthy richness of black beans with the delicate nuttiness of garbanzo beans. Its simplicity is a testament to the power of fresh ingredients.

Imagine a symphony of colors and textures: the midnight hue of black beans mingling with the pale gold of garbanzos, while crimson red peppers and emerald avocados add a burst of vibrancy. The medley is harmonized with the red onion's subtle bite and the verdant kiss of fresh herbs like parsley and mint, infusing the salad with aromatic depth. Drizzled with a zesty lemon and olive oil dressing, each bite is a journey through sun-soaked Mediterranean fields.

This dish not only delights the palate but also revives your sense of culinary adventure, proving that sometimes the most satisfying meals are the ones that are uncomplicated, nourishing, and utterly delicious.

I can't wait to hear what you think of this recipe! Tag @simplifyingfamily on Instagram to show us what you cooked up!


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