Spicy Bean Salad


 Spicy Bean Salad is that kind of salad that can be in the refrigerator for several days and get better and better.

Spicy Bean Salad

This bean salad is what landed me my first cut with auditioning for FOX network show, Masterchef. Yes, in that initial audition I made this dish and served it with pan seared salmon, and with only a taste, the food critic was thumbs up! I’ve been making it for years, and it’s always a hit with family and friends. It’s the kind of salad that can be in the refrigerator for several days and get better and better.

Chickpeas Garbanzo

The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cicer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Chickpeas are often used to sprout, as they contain an increased concentration of vitamin C and some other substances. If desired, you can eat it in canned form, since in this case, it retains all its useful properties.

Are Chickpeas the Same as Garbanzo Beans?

There is no difference between chickpea beans and garbanzo beans. The only difference between chickpea and garbanzo beans is that the term chickpea is of English origin and the term garbanzo bean is of Spanish origin. Want to try more recipes? Then you should try cucumber celery olive odyssey salad and Spicy Garbanzo Bean Salad. I promise you’ll love it. 

Garbanzo Bean Recipes

You can also play around with it as you like~~add tomatoes (I’d suggest the cherry tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise), maybe diced carrots or celery, or vegetables in season. It’s great with a touch of smokiness by adding roasted on the grill and freshly cut off the cob corn. And, if you prefer another type of bean, have at it because a fourth and fifth variety would work. Just know that it makes a lot, so you might want to have plenty of storage containers for sharing with neighbors!

Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad

Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean salad is full-fledged independent dishes, hearty, tasty, and healthy. And it doesn’t matter what kind of beans they are prepared from – green beans or dry beans. Green bean salads are prepared in a matter of minutes; it is enough to boil them in boiling salted water or stew them in vegetable or butter.

Garbanzo Bean Salad Vegan

Easy to prepare salad, juicy, tasty, aromatic and very healthy! Such a salad is appropriate both as an independent dish and as a side dish for any main dish. An unusual combination of simple ingredients will not leave anyone indifferent.

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

The combination of beans with a rather fatty and very tasty blue feta cheese, fresh vegetables, fragrant olive oil and aromatic beans is very successful in terms of a balanced diet. And it’s delicious! No wonder the recipe for making Greek salad with beans is so popular all over the world. Try this simple, but so bright, beautiful and healthy dish!

Spicy Garbanzo Bean Salad

Bean sprouts in combination with smoked chicken fillet give the salad a very unusual taste, garlic and ginger add spice. This salad can be enjoyed for lunch, dinner, or served as an appetizer.

Here’s another recipe that you should try:

farm table greek vegetable soup
Spiced Chickpeas & Crunchy Vegetables
campari tomato onion olive salad

Oh, yeah, good stuff! xoxo ~ally

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Spicy Bean Salad

Spicy Bean Salad

Yield: Serves: 8

It's the kind of salad that can be in the refrigerator for several days and get better and better.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can of drained and rinsed white kidney (cannelini) beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of drained and rinsed red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of drained and rinsed garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup chopped small sweet multi-colored peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 purple onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh radishes
  • 1/3 cup chopped cucumber (optional)
  • 1 small serrano pepper, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried mint
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried tarragon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper (can substitute black)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lemon juice/zest


Combine in a large mixing bowl the beans, peppers, green bell pepper, onion, parsley, basil radishes, cucumbers, serrano pepper and toss with your hands. Add the oregano, mint, thyme, tarragon, salt, chili flakes, pepper and toss with your hands.

Drizzle on the olive oil and lemon juice/zest and toss and blend well. Cover and refrigerate a few hours before serving. Enjoy til that very last bite!!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Delicious! I have made this several times and every time it is so yummy! I have never actually served it as a salad, but instead serve it as a dip with scoops or good crackers and it is loved by everyone. My new go to summer dip!

    1. Oh, gosh, I’m just giddy happy that you love it. We do, too! Of course, I’m a bean fanatic and to have all of these glorious beans in one bowl just makes me happy! Hope you make it a LOT this summer. Don’t you love that it keeps for several days!! xoxx ally

  2. Yummers! I love adding a touch of sweetness with dried fruit, too – it magnifies all the other flavors. xo

    1. I agree, sweet one! Actually, the sweet just moved it over the top! Thanks for swinging by, luv! xo ~ally

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