Garbanzo Bean and Quinoa Salad

Garbanzo Bean and Quinoa Salad

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"This salad uses quinoa, which gives a nice texture and mild nutty flavor to the dish. Best served chilled, this salad is wonderful for picnics."


1 h 30 m servings 212 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape the quinoa into a large bowl, and refrigerate until cold.
  2. Stir the garbanzo beans, cranberries, raisins, almonds, mint, coriander, cumin, and olive oil into the quinoa. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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  1. 34 Ratings


I really liked this dish! I made it for workday lunches and it was very satisfying. I did not have mint or coriander so omitted them and it still tasted great. The mint would have been a nice...

I love using Quinoa and this was a nice variation. In particular the sweet of cranberries and raisins with the earthy flavors of the beans/quinoa was nice. I increased salt and pepper, and used ...

This is a very good introduction to quinoa, although novices should be told you need to rinse quinoa first to avoid a bitter taste. I didn't have any fresh mint, but people loved the mint so mu...

Made recipe exactly as written and overall thought the salad was good. The spices could use some tweaking and it definitely needed more oil. But the flavors paired quite well to create a good ...

I find this to be a very satisfying dish! I've made it several times now and I think it's a nice marriage of flavors and textures. I have been using fresh cilantro rather than corriander powde...

Great. Made this exactly as written for a school potluck. All our Celiac people loved it and thanked me over and over again for it. Others liked it too!

Really enjoyed this. To make it nutless I left out the almonds. Also I used dried mint because that was what I had in the house. Served it to company and it was a big success. I'll definitely ma...

This was a huge hit!! So many different flavors going on here! The mint adds sooooo much! LOVE IT!!!

Delicious and satisfying!!!