A tasty and filling salad! The fresh mint makes it shine. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Just add oil and vinegar and mint at the last minute.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the cucumber, celery, garbanzo beans, carrots, raisins, and mint in a large bowl, and toss with the olive oil and red wine vinegar to coat. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

140.2 calories; 3.3 g protein; 21.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 178.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2007
I made this salad because I was growing some mint and needed to find a use for it. I was intrigued by the garbanzo beans/raisin combination. I made the salad as the directions stated and the first night it was very bland. My husband thought there was something missing also. However the next day the salad was much much better. The flavors had been able to mix together and I liked the combination of cucumbers/beans and raisins. The mint wasn't very strong but it was a nice surprise in some mouthfuls. I'd give it 1 star the day you make it but 4 stars if you let it set. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2011
This started out way too dry so I added more vinegar. Still dry the next day. Add more vinegar. Better... Add some honey as another member suggested and it was okay. I'm not sure how much the mint adds. If I make this again I think I'd skip the mint and start out adding about 3x the vinegar and then some sugar or honey. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2007
I made this salad because I was growing some mint and needed to find a use for it. I was intrigued by the garbanzo beans/raisin combination. I made the salad as the directions stated and the first night it was very bland. My husband thought there was something missing also. However the next day the salad was much much better. The flavors had been able to mix together and I liked the combination of cucumbers/beans and raisins. The mint wasn't very strong but it was a nice surprise in some mouthfuls. I'd give it 1 star the day you make it but 4 stars if you let it set. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2007
I made this salad because I was growing some mint and needed to find a use for it. I was intrigued by the garbanzo beans/raisin combination. I made the salad as the directions stated and the first night it was very bland. My husband thought there was something missing also. However the next day the salad was much much better. The flavors had been able to mix together and I liked the combination of cucumbers/beans and raisins. The mint wasn't very strong but it was a nice surprise in some mouthfuls. I'd give it 1 star the day you make it but 4 stars if you let it set. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2005
I didn't have celery and used half a fuji apple instead. Also didn't use the beans and red wine vinegar!:P The salad still turned out pretty ok! Will try another time with the beans! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2005
Hubby thought it was a little "strong" (vinegary) but I loved it. Up the sweetness though more honey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2008
WOW!!! Super yummy and so easy to make! The flavors are so great together. What a wonderful twist to use up some of our fresh garden cucumbers! It is good the first day but out of this world deliciuos the next! Make tons as it won't last long! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2011
This started out way too dry so I added more vinegar. Still dry the next day. Add more vinegar. Better... Add some honey as another member suggested and it was okay. I'm not sure how much the mint adds. If I make this again I think I'd skip the mint and start out adding about 3x the vinegar and then some sugar or honey. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
The random sweetness of the raisins really made this salad pop for me. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/26/2012
I love the healthy ingredients in this salad but the combination was really weird. Not a hit with my family. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2016
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2013
This was a good light twist on salad and it refrigerates well. I look forward to making it again but I may omit the olive oil to reduce the calories. Read More