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Throw this Greek garbanzo bean salad together for a light, healthy side dish to complement grilled fish or chicken.

Greek garbanzo bean salad

Quick, easy and healthy! What more could you ask for in a side dish? Garbanzo beans make the perfect base for this Greek-flavored salad.

Greek garbanzo bean salad recipe

Adapted from Greek Revival: Cooking for Life

Serves 6


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped parsley


  1. Drain the garbanzo beans, reserving the liquid, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the onion until soft. Add the oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, white wine and 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid. Stir to combine. Add the garbanzo beans.
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low and let mixture simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the lemon juice over the top and sprinkled with parsley and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.

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