Fresh and Light Garbanzo Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Great for light lunch or to bring to potluck for a low-fat alternative (easily doubles). 2 WW points, from the Secrets of Fat Free Cooking cookbook. Also, olive oil can be omitted to lower fat even more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil, stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes (or until water is absorbed).
  3. In large bowl, toss couscous, garbanzo beans, tomato, cucumber, onion, and parsley.
  4. Combine dressing ingredients and pour over salad.
  5. Toss well.
  6. Cover and chill before serving.
Most Helpful

I didn't have all the ingredients for this salad, but LOVED what I did have and could use. I really like the Vinegar dressing and my husband liked it too and he's not a big fan of vinegars. Thanks for the recipe, I'm definitely keeping this to have again!

Milkman's Daughter March 23, 2014

What is not to like about this recipe? My only changes were to use a whole purple onion, and to add 2 cloves of garlic to give it more flavor. I added a dusting of za'atar before serving, and it was a hit with everyone! Thanks for the keeper!

Mirj July 06, 2003

Nice make ahead salad for the summertime. Thank you.

Katanashrp May 14, 2013