roasted garbanzo bean + cucumber salad

It is HOT outside!  Try this light and refreshing salad for lunch or dinner!  I had never had roasted garbanzo beans before…….but after making this delicious salad, they are my new obsession!







  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1-15 oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tbsps. mint – diced
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Salt + pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Rinse and drain garbanzo beans well.  Place in a single layer on a shallow pan.  Drizzle with ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • Peal garlic cloves and place on pan with garbanzo beans
  • Roast garbanzo beans + garlic for 30 minutes
  • Cut cucumber into ½ inch slices and then cut those slices into half
  • Combine juice of 1 lemon + 1 tbsp. olive oil to make dressing.  Mince the roasted garlic and whisk into the dressing
  • Combine cucumber slices, roasted garbanzo beans, dressing + mint and toss well
  • Divide into 4 servings

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Calories 160, Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium varies, Carbohydrates 20 g, Fiber 4 g, Sugar 1 g, Protein 5 g


  1. Kiki
    July 12, 2013

    Sounds yummy, I will try that!

    Makes me think of my favourite garbanzo-bean-salad-recipe. 🙂 Just combine dried tomatoes (or/and fresh tomatoes), feta cheese, parsley, red onions, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, a little bit of chili and garbanzo beans, of course.

    1. ThePetitePiglet
      July 12, 2013

      That sounds so delicious, thank you for sharing!!! Hope all is well!!!!


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