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!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

7 thoughts on “RECIPE: Garbanzo Bean Salad

  1. 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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