This is a delightful salad that doesn't skimp on taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, olives, cheese, salad dressing, lemon juice, garlic salt and pepper. Toss together and refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Serve chilled.

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Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 3.2mg; sodium 1066.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (397)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2005
I took this to work, as one co-worker is vegetarian. Everyone raved about the salad. Three minor adjustments: I added a whole (6oz) carton of herb feta cheese, used a small can of olives and added 1/2 chopped green pepper. Read More
(148)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2005
OK but doesn't have the complexity of flavor that I was hoping for. Read More
(11)
554 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 401
  • 4 star values: 117
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2005
I took this to work, as one co-worker is vegetarian. Everyone raved about the salad. Three minor adjustments: I added a whole (6oz) carton of herb feta cheese, used a small can of olives and added 1/2 chopped green pepper. Read More
(148)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2005
This was a big hit. I now know what I'll be bringing to BBQs this summer. I took the advice of others and halved the olives and increased the feta to 3 oz or so. I also added 1tsp of dried oregano. Read More
(105)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2003
Good salad. I recommend adding more feta cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
What this recipe might lack in imagination and creativity is more than made up for in taste and presentation. I feel for any recipe submitter who has no choice but to list strict amounts of ingredients when that may or may not be their intent. Therefore, I'm sure the submitter would agree to add any ingredients, including the amount of dressing, to taste rather than specific measurements - which is what I did. I used my own lemon vinaigrette for the dressing which for my tastes is infinitely preferable to the "in" balsamic vinaigrettes. Other than that I used the ingredients as called for in the recipe with no additions or omissions save for some chopped parsley, although the leftover rotisserie chicken I have in the fridge looks like a promising addition for lunch today. Classic, light and refreshing, can't-go-wrong, good-for-you salad at a fraction of the cost you'd pay for it in your deli. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
Super with even some of the ingredients! I only added the cucumbers and substituted green onions for the red onion. Didn't have any feta...but I'm sure it would be great! I was surprised and glad that the cucumbers didn't go soggy overnight in the dressing. Thanks for this recipe. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
Really easy, kept well, tasty too-- I think anything with feta cheese and garbanzos is great, and the italian dressing was a great idea! Thanks =0) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2005
yummy!! i didn't have garbonzo beans so used black beans, and extra feta of course. i think any bean would be good in this. it was delicious. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
I did my best to cut this recipe in half. I did end up adding in more cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. I used a homemade dressing for this salad which had garlic in it, so I did not add the garlic called for in this recipe. I made this early this morning as I wanted the salad to sit in the fridge until lunch. I thought this was one of the best tossed salads I've had in quite some time. One serving of this was quite filling and very satisfying. I'll make this again soon. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2005
Wow! Tangy and tasty! This salad really adds some zip to a meal. I added extra feta. My husband loved it too. Keeps well in the fridge over a few days. Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2005
OK but doesn't have the complexity of flavor that I was hoping for. Read More
(11)
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