Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad | The Girl Who Ate EverythingI’ve finally lost my baby weight (said in a whisper). I don’t want to jinx myself so I’m tentatively saying it. No, I’m not one of those girls who looks like she just ate a big meal when she’s pregnant or one of those girls who comes home from the hospital in her skinny jeans. I’m a planet when I’m pregnant. With moons and everything.

Since I’ve been having babies for 10 years, I have from size 0-14 in my closet for whatever phase I’m in. I just went through all my clothes and donated a majority of them. It felt good to dejunk and know that hopefully I won’t ever have to wear those clothes again.

On second thought, I’m headed to BlogHer Food this weekend so I may have jumped the gun a bit. Oops.

Turns out eating healthy and exercising works. Who knew? Of course this pregnancy was a bit of a surprise so I actually have 10 more pounds until I get to the weight I want to be. We’ve been eating a lot of fresh food and salads like these.

A long time ago my husband and I tried to eat only fruits and veggies for a week. We ate a lot of garbanzo beans too. Ahhh. This brought me back to those days. Salads like this are so filling and I’ve been all over the Greek flavor lately so I knew I would love this. This Greek Garbanzo salad is easy, light, and great change to pasta salads.Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad | The Girl Who Ate Everything

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and halved lengthwise and sliced (you can peel them or not peel them depending on your preference)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained and chopped coarsely
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Toss everything together except the feta in a large bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving. Toss feta in before serving.


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Christy is the voice behind The Girl Who Who Ate Everything! She is no stranger to making meals that kids and adults will love. She grew up in Mesa, Arizona as the youngest of ten kids. She can always be found in her kitchen with music playing and cooking with her kids. She published her first cookbook in 2014. She loves party food that gets the conversations going!

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  1. Beautiful, healthy and delicious! Blessings, Catherine

  2. Congrats on hitting your goal weight, Christy! I laughed reading “I’m a planet when I’m pregnant” – you’re hysterical. You always look great in photos! This salad looks wonderful. Have fun in Miami! Wish I was going this year.

  3. This looks delicious. Garbanzo beans are my favorite of all the beans. I always have to open a second can because I eat them by the handful. I definitely need to try this salad.

  4. Good for you, girl! Although we are loved no matter what size we are 🙂

    This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it. Happy Friday!

  5. I live in Greece and I was so tickled to see this salad and then my next thought was why I have I never made this or even thought of it. 😛 Thank you for this.

  6. Loving the simplicity to this salad! Yum!

  7. Just made this-heaven!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know if there will be any after waiting the 2 hrs. 😉

  8. I just cooked this salad, Saturday and and also Sunday, is definitely great ! I love it, very easy to prepare, and is delicious. what other greek type recipe would you suggest for a family geth together, where this salad will be as a side ?

  9. This looks delicious. Since my husband went dairy free and gluten free we are eating a lot more salads. Can’t wait to try this one. Meeting you and spending time with you this weekend in Florida was a highlight of my trip! Thanks so much for letting me “hang” with you!

  10. I just have to say that this is the best salad I have ever made! I brought this to a BBQ for my husband’s company and it was a total hit. Thank you for all your great recipes. About 50% of the things I make are from your blog 🙂

  11. Hi! This looks amazing! Going to make it tonight, just a question, can this be refrigerated when done and if so for how long? I would love to make this and have for lunch at work a few days but didn’t know how it would sit.

  12. This looks like the perfect summer salad, I cannot wait to try this. Thanks for a great recipe, I would love if you checked my blog out as well!

  13. Love this salad! Add a can of drained and rinsed tuna for a great protein kick!

  14. I only had one cuke in the fridge so I opened a can of sliced beets and added that…looks great!