Cumin and Coriander Chickpea Salad


This is a wonderful garbanzo bean salad with cumin and coriander (cilantro) that my grandmother used to make!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
16 servings


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger root

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 4 (19 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained

  • 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a bowl, crush together the garlic and salt. To prepare the dressing, mix in olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, ginger, cumin, and cayenne pepper.

  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the garbanzo beans, yellow bell peppers, green onions, and cilantro. Mix in the dressing. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 37mg 183%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 317mg 7%

* 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.