Quick and Easy
Bean Salad

A flavorful quick and easy bean salad with garbanzo beans, spinach, red onion, fresh parsley and a garlic and lemon flavored dressing. Easy to make and with just a few ingredients it’s ready in no time.

Use the simple ingredient exchanges and menu planner to create a variety of quick meals from this easy bean salad recipe.

2-3 servings

Creamy Recipes | ▪ Easy Cooking | ▪ Seasonal Cooking


6 Ingredients Needed:

garbanzo beans – 1 (15oz) can rinsed and drained

fresh spinach – 4 cups ready-washed packaged spinach
(torn into smaller pieces if desired)

red onion – 1/2 cup chopped

fresh parsley – 1/4 cup finely chopped

garlic oil – 1 tbsp

fresh squeezed lemon juice – 2 tsp

Herb Option: Try adding a little cumin or cinnamon or both
to this salad for extra flavor.


1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss well.

2. Allow salad to marinate in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.


Quick Meals - Menu Planner:

Main Meal Ideas:

** Bean Salad over Couscous: Serve this quick salad over a bed of couscous with grilled vegetables on the side.

** This quick and easy bean salad recipe goes well with roasted potatoes with grated cheddar, Swiss or parmesan cheese on top.

** You could also serve this simple bean salad along with a cheese and mushroom omelet and toasted whole grain bread and your favorite spread on the side.

Light Meal Ideas (suitable for lunch or a light dinner):

** Serve this quick and easy bean salad with flavored breadsticks and salsa on the side.

** You could also make a quick lunch meal by pairing up this quick salad with a bowl of your favorite soup and some cheese or garlic breadsticks.

** Serve this quick and easy salad over slices of avocado with bagel chips on the side.


Ingredient Exchanges:

* Instead of Garbanzo Beans: try Kidney, Black or Cannelini Beans

* Instead of Spinach: try Arugula, Napa Cabbage or Bib Lettuce

* Instead of Red Onion: try Scallions, Leeks or Jicama

Related Links:

Tofu and Pasta | Simple Bok Choy Salad



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