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Garbanzo Bean Salad

Enjoy a healthy, inviting Garbanzo Bean Salad with its beautiful colors and blending of fresh flavors. A perfect salad for picnics and potluck dinners. It is easy to make ahead with tossing together just prior to serving! Or mix together earlier with adding the chopped avocados and fragrant herbs when serving. Either way this salad is sure to be a hit at the party!
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garbanzo Bean Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Bernice


Red Wine Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil for dressings
  • ¼ cup Almond Oil
  • ¼ cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dried Basil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Lima Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Sweet Corn drained or corn off the cob
  • 1 ½ cup Cucumbers chopped
  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 Avocados chopped and add when serving
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cilantro or Italian Flat-leaf Parsley finely chopped and add when serving


Red Wine Dressing Preparation

  • Pour all ingredients into a mason jar.
  • Place the lid on the jar, and shake until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Store in refrigerator.

Salad Preparation

  • Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Drain the corn.
  • Chop or dice the cucumbers, red bell peppers and cherry tomatoes.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the beans. Stir to mix together.
  • Continue to add the prepared ingredients mixing together.
  • Add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Remove the Red Wine Dressing from the refrigerator. Shake the covered mason jar to re-mix the ingredients. Then pour on the salad - tossing the ingredients with the dressing.
  • When ready to serve add avocado and fresh cilantro or Italian flat-leaf parsley to maintain the freshness of those ingredients.


Calories are approximate and will depend upon ingredients and serving size.