Mediterranean Bean Salad

Mediterranean Bean Salad

sourdough girl 12

"This is an easy, healthy salad that is a great side dish to BBQ chicken, beef or fish! It can also be easily adapted to a Tex-Mex style by changing the lemon to lime, parsley to cilantro and adding ground cumin and/or chili powder! Be sure to add the lemon zest (or lime zest) as this really adds a ZING to the salad!"


2 h 20 m servings 329 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 12.1 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 874 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, stir together the garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lemon juice and zest, tomato, onion, parsley, capers, olive oil and salt. Cover, and refrigerate for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, before serving.
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  1. 30 Ratings


This is not a review... it's my recipe and it's supposed to say that the beans should be drained and RINSED. Also, I specified that any combination of beans would work, but contrasting colors m...

This was so good Cathy! I used garbonzos and pintos in this recipe and added some chopped cucs and black olives. This is a very refreshing salad and went so nicely with our spicey pork tenderloi...

I thought this was pretty good. My husband wouldn't eat it. I made him try it and he first picked out the garbanzos since he doesn't like them. People who don't like cold bean salads won't like ...

Great recipe, but I used cherry tomatoes. I have made bean salads before and they taste great, but leftovers can be too watery if you use chopped/cut up tomatoes. With cherry tomatoes the left...

I made this for a family get-together in July and got rave reviews on it. It was so refreshing after we'd spent the day out in the hot sun! I added a can of butter beans and a clove or 2 of s...

Thank you for this very easy to put together bean salad. I changed based on what I had on hand. I used white and black beans for the contrast and yellow cherry tomatoes cut in half and cilantro....

best ever!!!

Fresh and flavorful, and I love the light, refreshing dressing. I used all ingredients to taste and a 2:1 ratio of olive oil to lemon juice. I added some finely chopped green pepper for a cont...

This was simple and delicious! My tastes required a few changes, but the beauty of this recipe is that it's versatile and you can easily make swaps. I added some finely chopped cucumber, a spl...