Mediterranean Bean Salad


This is an easy, healthy salad that is a great side dish to BBQ chicken, beef or fish! It can also be easily adapted to a Tex-Mex style by changing the lemon to lime, parsley to cilantro and adding ground cumin and/or chili powder! Be sure to add the lemon zest (or lime zest) as this really adds a ZING to the salad!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon capers, rinsed and drained

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lemon juice and zest, tomato, onion, parsley, capers, olive oil and salt. Cover, and refrigerate for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
12g Fat
47g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 40mg 199%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* 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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