Cucumber and Garbanzo Bean Salad

"A friend of mine gave me this recipe. I love having this during the summer time."
photo by Ashley Cuoco photo by Ashley Cuoco
photo by Ashley Cuoco
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photo by Ashley Cuoco photo by Ashley Cuoco
photo by Ashley Cuoco photo by Ashley Cuoco
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  • In a medium bowl, combine beans, cucumber, onion, parsley and olives.
  • In another bowl or jar combine remaining ingredients, mix well.
  • Pour over salad and toss.
  • Serve immediately or chill for up to 24 hours.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Cynthia M.
    Red onions are 8n a lot of recipes but are very strong. A good substitute?
  2. SieraStar
    Serving Size: 1 (122) g shows in the Nutrition Info. Recipe states "serves 6". Exactly what is the serving size for the nutrition info? Thank You.
  3. Angie-Tim H.
    what kind of olive... 1 cup of olive.. lol


  1. Merlot
    What a great summer salad!!! So light and refreshing. A great make-ahead dish when you are having a crowd over. Everyone loved the combination of ingredients. I especially liked the garbanzo beans mixed in with the cucumbers! I have made a copy of this to put in my "keeper" recipe notebook. Thank you so much for sharing this great salad. :-)
  2. laura z.
    hello, Why is there tomatoes in the picture but not in the recipe? And I don't see olives in the picture.
  3. jimsgirl73
    Quite good, I only wished I'd made more! Next time, I think I'll add some fresh tomatoes.
  4. LillyZackMom
    LOVED this! It was a perfect lunch along with a small cup of yogurt. I made three changes: first I skipped the olives (just not a big fan) and secondly I used a total of 2 cukes just b/c I had them. Lastly, I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It was great! Plenty of dressing for the larger salad. Thanks for sharing!
  5. labull521
    You mention sugar I don’t see it in the recipe????


  1. labull521
    You mention sugar I don’t see sugar in the recipe ????
  2. Dianna N.
    Loved this! I made it without oil using the fat free "oil" substitute found here My other change was to reduce the sugar by half and make up for the other half using an equivalent amount of stevia. This was still soo delicious and I plan to use the dressing on other salads.
  3. Deb from Ca
    Love this salad!! I had some cucumbers from our garden that I wanted to use in a salad and I am so glad I decided on this recipe. I used cilantro instead of parsley and kalamata olives, but otherwise followed the directions. Great blending of flavors and the cucumbers add a refreshing touch. This is definitely a keeper! Thanks!
  4. ladyfingers
    This is a great way to introduce often overlooked and unloved parsley into a meal. Together the salad combination is a nice meld of flavors, and lends itself well to personal preferences. I followed reviewers' suggestions--used stevia instead of sugar, added tomatoes/feta cheese and omitted the olives. Whatever way it is made, this basic recipe is a sure winner. Thanks, Lori.
  5. oldbern
    Absolutely delicious. I see that this is very clearly a summer salad, but it's winter here in georgia and it was fantastic ;) I substituted balsamic vingar for the red wine vinegar and reduced the amount by half. I also replaced the vegetable oil with olive oil, added three cloves of garlic instead of two, as well as adding minced red bell pepper, grape tomotoes, and fresh mozarella. Yum.



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