Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chef Chuck's Garbanzo Salad

Insalata di Ceci

Today, we were heading out for a picnic and a hike, so I decided to make this bean salad for my son. This is a very fresh and healthy salad. A simple and delicious way for a bundle of protein! enjoy.

Garbanzo Salad
2 cans organic garbanzo beans, drained
3-4 shallots, finely diced
10 kalamata olives, halved
1 tomato, quartered
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
cracked black pepper to taste
parmigiano cheese, shaved
zest of 1/4 lemon

Combine all ingredients toss gently and serve.


  1. Wow- gorgeous, delicious, AND healthy! You rock Chef Chuck! Janet

  2. What a healthy lunch that makes. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Hi Janet, You do to LaDue!! Thanks

  4. Hi Scintilla, Plus delish!! Grazie!

  5. Garbanzos has to be one of my ,most favorite beans. To me it seems to be thee most versatile of all beans. And if you have not checked out my hummus recipe, my oh my, then you are missing something.

    I learned from a bunch of Arab women. Who better to learn from then Arabs?

  6. I love this particular salad. My family always makes this for summertime barbeque. This makes my mouth water in anticipation of warmer weather!

  7. I am such a chickpea fan!!! toasted with garlic and lemon for me!!! I love what you have done with it! I will try this!

  8. Hi The Cooking Lady, Your hummus must be great! That's it I will look it up, you know, you did learn from best!! Thank You

  9. Hi Bridgett glad you like, we are getting there, warmer and warmer!! Grazie!

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  11. Hi Ash, I am glad you are a fan of chickpeas!
    Garlic and lemon, Yumm!! Thank You
    Take Care.

  12. Ciao Chuck! Yum! Perfetto! I just happen to have a couple of cans of chickpeas sitting around. Just this morning I was thinking it's a bit past time for pasta con cece, which is one of my favorites but always seems better in the fall and winter. This looks so good I am going to the kitchen to make it right now for dinner. Grazie!

  13. Ciao Laura, I am sure you will enjoy! Grazie!

  14. I am adding this to my list of things to try. I am trying to eat more healthy than not right now so this is perfect!!!!

  15. Hi Live.Love.Eat, Healthy and delish you can't go wrong! Thank You