Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RECIPE: Garbanzo Bean Salad

Life is complicated.  It’s hard to prepare healthy recipes that honor your body when time and finances are a factor. That’s why I like simple, easy, lickidy-splt recipes.  Here’s one I threw together when my mother-in-law (who rocks) left a bag of romaine lettuce in the fridge, after her stay.  My husband, the recipient of several failed left-over mash up recipes, texted me to to tell me how good this salad was!

Garbanzo Salad


1/2 bag of Romaine Lettuce (~ 2 cups)(you could sub leaf of choice here (spinach, arugula, bib, etc)

1 15 oz can organic garbanzo beans (strained and rinsed)

1/4 cup chopped red cabbage

1/3 cup Annie’s Chile Lime Dressing (could sub dressing of your choice here, a balsamic would be nice too)

Serves 4-6 and Keeps in the fridge all week!

IT’S THAT SIMPLE, and according to my Husband, THAT DELICIOUS!

7 comments on “RECIPE: Garbanzo Bean Salad

  1. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    June 3, 2015

    I love Romaine because it keeps longer in case I don’t get to it! Sounds good!

    • rantsrulesandrecipes
      June 3, 2015

      Great point. I usually buy more ‘nutrient dense” greens, but hadn’t considered their 1/2 life vs Romaine’s!

  2. All Seasons Cyclist
    June 3, 2015

    I know that Garbanzo Beans are good for you if they are prepared properly. However, twice I’ve been a victim of “Garbanzo Bean Poisoning” while in the Middle East (that’s what the Doctors there called it). Apparently if the beans are left to soak in water and then not properly rinsed a bacteria will grow in them and make you sick as a dog! Thank goodness I always travel with Cipro!

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