Garbanzo Bean Salad

Salata Hoummos Haab (sa-la-ta hum-moose hab)


Preparation info

  • Serves


    (About 1 quart )
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

This is such a healthy salad, and a great way to enjoy garbanzo beans, tossed with fresh garden vegetables in an aromatic dressing of garlic, lemon, and olive oil. The salad is delicious served with Grilled Chicken Kebabs, Lamb Kebabs, or Beef Fingers at picnics, barbecues by the pool, or the beach.


For the Salad

  • 1 (15- or 16-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 cup diced tomato (½ inch); use firm red tomatoes
  • 1 cup peeled and diced cucumber (½ inch)
  • ½ cup radish (cut in half—tip to tail, sliced inch half rounds)
  • cup diced green bell pepper (¼ inch)
  • cup coarsely chopped green onion; use light and dark green parts
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley; use green leafy parts and tender stems
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


    Prepare Ahead

    You can prepare the vegetables up to 1 day in advance. Serve as directed.