Rating: 4.2 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I made up this recipe for a cool summer dish to take to a picnic. I just threw together things I had on hand and it became a hit! You may substitute your favorite type of bean for the garbanzos. Any firm bean will do. You may omit the jalapeno altogether. This salad will work as a main course and is very satisfying and colorful. The different tastes and textures are very pleasing. Serve cold.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 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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  • In a large bowl, mix the garbanzo beans, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, red onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, lemon juice, and olive oil. Drizzle over the salad, and toss to coat. Refrigerate salad at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 25g; fat 8.1g; sodium 206.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
With only one red pepper onion and jalapeno mixed in with a 15oz can of garbanzo beans I knew I'd need another can of beans. I don't know how anyone could use 4 bell peppers and still expect to find a chickpea on their fork!!! This was fresh and easy to make but I changed the recipe a lot (leaving out 3 peppers adding another can of beans). Maybe I shouldn't even have reviewed it?? Read More
(29)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
With only one red pepper onion and jalapeno mixed in with a 15oz can of garbanzo beans I knew I'd need another can of beans. I don't know how anyone could use 4 bell peppers and still expect to find a chickpea on their fork!!! This was fresh and easy to make but I changed the recipe a lot (leaving out 3 peppers adding another can of beans). Maybe I shouldn't even have reviewed it?? Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2007
We just tried this recipe and everyone loved it. I added cilantro instead of the parsley and added chopped kalamata olives. The possibilities are endless. I found that I would use 2 cans of the garbanzos if using 2 of each peppers. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2006
I just love this salad and so does all who eat it. I serve it all the time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2012
Winged it on this - I just added and tossed to my liking until it looked right to me. Left out the jalapeno because I didn't have any and added artichokes because I did. I did use the mix of lime and lemon but I would have preferred just the lemon. Light fresh Mediterranean flavors. Ripe black olives would be a terrific addition. (In fact I think I might still do that) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
We loved the red pepper and garbanzo beans and added celery and some blanched green and wax beans for added umph! A very nice salad to toss together on a warm summer day. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
This is a great salad. I had a salad like this in a great restaurant around my area but didn't know what all the ingredients were. Now I make this all the time (I think my kids are getting tired of it) Although it doesn't need anything else I changed to cilantro instead of parsley. I also knew I was going to prepare this for dinner after church service so I chopped the peppers onions and added pinch of salt olive oil and red wine vinegar and set it aside for later. Let me tell you what I got....A pickled delicious mess!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2014
This was a super easy salad to make and my husband loved it even though he isn't fond of garbanzo beans. He loved the lemon dressing to it. I didn't add jalapeño to it because I have little kids but they loved the salad too. I imagine if I could taste it with the jalapeño I would probably give it 5 stars since it would have more diverse flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
I first had this on a plane of all places! It was made with cilantro instead of parsley. I like both. YUMMY! My husband likes it because it tastes like hummus before it hits the food processor. Read More