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15 Minute Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

This high protein, fresh tasting, vegetarian salad is very quick and easy to prepare. In fact it can be made in just 15 minutes from start to finish, and can be kept for a few days in the refrigerator, getting more flavorful as it marinates longer. Using fresh herbs and a small amount extra virgin olive oil makes this a healthier salad than many of those with high fat dressings without losing flavor.

15 Minute Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2/3 cup minced scallion
3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
1 medium ripe tomato, seeds removed and chopped
3 medium ribs celery diced about 1/2 inch pieces
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS chopped fresh mint
3 TBS chopped fresh parsley
extra virgin olive oil to taste
*(optional) cup feta cheese
1 small head chopped romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed, and discarded
salt & cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:


  1. Mix all ingredients except lettuce and cheese in a bowl and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Serve on bed of chopped romaine lettuce and sprinkle with feta cheese.
    Serves 4

Healthy Cooking Tips:

Nutritional Profile

Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

The following chart shows the nutrients for which this recipe is either an excellent, very good or good source. Next to the nutrient name you will find the following information: the amount of the nutrient that is included in the noted serving of this recipe; the %Daily Value (DV) that that amount represents (similar to other information presented in the website, this DV is calculated for a 25-50 year old healthy woman); the nutrient density rating; and, the recipe's World's Healthiest Foods Rating. Underneath the chart is a table that summarizes how the ratings were devised. Read more about our Food and Recipe Rating System.

15 Minute Greek Garbanzo Salad
1.00 serving
129.25 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
molybdenum 64.87 mcg 86.5 12.0 excellent
vitamin C 41.04 mg 68.4 9.5 excellent
manganese 0.96 mg 48.0 6.7 very good
vitamin A 2027.48 IU 40.5 5.6 very good
folate 149.18 mcg 37.3 5.2 very good
dietary fiber 6.45 g 25.8 3.6 very good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.48 mg 24.0 3.3 good
potassium 562.28 mg 16.1 2.2 good
tryptophan 0.05 g 15.6 2.2 good
iron 2.24 mg 12.4 1.7 good
phosphorus 117.47 mg 11.7 1.6 good
sodium 273.52 mg 11.4 1.6 good
protein 5.60 g 11.2 1.6 good
copper 0.21 mg 10.5 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for 15 Minute Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

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