Balela Salad


This is a Middle Eastern-style bean salad that is full of flavor.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 servings


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup (packed) chopped fresh mint

  • ½ cup (packed) chopped fresh parsley

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a salad bowl, lightly mix together the garbanzo beans, black beans, mint, parsley, onion, and grape tomatoes.

  2. Place the jalapeno pepper, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar into a blender, and blend until thoroughly combined. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss to mix; sprinkle with salt and black pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
6g Fat
30g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 471mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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