Portuguese Garbanzo Bean Salad With Roasted Garlic

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by dicentra

365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian, Kitty Morse

Top Review by Chef Swank

I love the whole idea, but mine didn't turn out quite right. It lacked "body" and wasn't tangy enough. I added lemon juice for flavor and a little chopped onion for crunch and think that helped a lot. But I still felt like it needed something to sort of bind it all together. Maybe I did something wrong! I suspect maybe I made a mistake with the roasting of the garlic. But I did enjoy it and would make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F Slice 1/4 inch off top of head of garlic. Wrap garlic in foil. In a small baking dish, roast garlic until it turns buttery soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, mix garbanzo beans with basil and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze out each clove into bean mixture. Stir well to coat beans.
  4. Toss with diced tomatoes. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Serve at room temperature.

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