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Garbanzo Salad with Mango Cumin Dressing

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Garbanzo Salad with Mango Cumin Dressing


My mother loves garbanzo beans (chickpeas). You can always find them in her pantry and she frequently eats them for lunch in a salad or adds them to her soups. I had some leftover mango cumin dressing from our movie night and I decided to use it on a quick salad for my mother and I for lunch.  This salad came together very quickly; a few strokes with the knife and you are done. Loaded with garbanzo beans, red onion, avocado, cucumber and jicama. Served over a bed of fresh spinach or even with a bowl of crispy tortillas chips as an appetizer this salad was a hit.  Actually the salad was much easier to make than my horrible attempt to snap a great photo. I had the worst time taking a quality shot. I believe it was partly the dressing’s fault in that it coated the entire salad contents with a mango colored sheen or maybe it was my need to feed that drove me to cut my photo session short.



I’m sure it was the need to feed.  My stomach runs my life. Enjoy!



Garbanzo Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 4


  • 2 -15 oz cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ½ jicama, diced
  • 2 large avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • Lime wedges


  1. In a large bowl add garbanzo beans, red onion, jicama, avocado and cucumbers.
  2. Dress with mango cumin dressing or your favorite salad dressing.
  3. Toss to combine, add cilantro and a splash of lime and serve.

This salad can be dressed with any of your favorite salad dressings or simply dress with a mix of olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.


Mango Cumin Salad Dressing




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15 Responses to Garbanzo Salad with Mango Cumin Dressing

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  3. Oh man…this looks so healthy and full of flavor. Definitely making this asap!
    the wicked noodle recently posted..bacon, egg & gruyere brat burgersMy Profile

  4. LOVE chickpeas! It looks healthy and delectable as well with mango cumin dressing.
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  5. Mango Cumin Salad Dressing, how did I miss this one!? I like your simple salad and fact that it’s good for you/healthy-all the better!
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  6. This sounds like my kind of salad and that Mango Cumin Dressing sounds amazing.
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  7. Not sure why you have been away… it has been about 18 months of a little here and there for me. Enough! Love it too much. Hope you ARE well!
    Why not enter this recipe in the MLLA – My Legume Love Affair? I am hosting it this month – it comes out first of July!
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  8. What a twist on a garbanzo bean salad. Love it! Perfect match with that awesome mango dressing! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!
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  9. I am in love with the mango cumin salad dressing. Surely it paired perfectly with the garbanzo salad! :)
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  10. The mango cumin dressing sounds delicious!
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  11. this sounds so delicious! YUM!
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) recently posted..Grilled Avocados with Shrimp SaladMy Profile

  12. Don’t you blame that beautiful dressing! :) And anyway the photo is just fine. Moody in a sultry sort of way. I love garbanzo beans and put them in salads all the time. I’ve been thinking of stirring up a spicy version. You’ve got me inspired.
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  13. A fabulous salad! So tasty and healthy.



  14. Chickpeas are my favorite beans. I know lentils are the best legumes and we should eat them at least once a week, but I can’t help eating chickpeas 2-3 times a week. In salad like this one, in soups or making hummus. Mmm
    Next time I have to pair it with avocado, like you did. I know I’m gonna love it!
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  15. I love garbanzo beans! What a healthy dish!!
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