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
Prep Time
5 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 50 mins
  • 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
  • 1/2 red onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 6 ounce can sliced black olives, drained and chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 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.
Recipe Notes
Source: adapted slightly from Allrecipes


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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!

  15. My school would make this for special occasion and I finally found a really cool and easy recipe! I made it for my mom and she loves it!