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Marinated Garbanzo Beans is a Nutritious & Delicious Dish!

Flavorful Marinated Garbanzo Beans

The Healthy & Delicious Garbanzo Bean

Garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) are becoming more popular in the United States.  I expect that their high nutritive value is partly driving this surge.

Picture of Garbanzo Bean Plant
Picture of Garbanzo Bean Plant

Garbanzo beans are full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. A 100-g serving of cooked garbanzo beans without salt contains 27.42 g carbohydrates, which helps to create energy; 7.6 g dietary fiber for good heart health and a healthy digestive system; 2.59 g fat; and 8.86 g protein.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/314874-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-garbanzo-beans/.

But, we weren’t concerned about their nutrition growing up.

We just liked how they tasted.

They have a unique nutty flavor. And, they are very filling.  I grew up eating chickpeas in Spanish soups or salads.  It was a commonly served food in our home.

About this Marinated Garbanzo Bean Recipe:

This recipe takes garbanzo beans down a different direction.  It marinades the beans in a tangy olive oil and cider vinegar based vinaigrette. And, by doing so, transforms it into a colorful appetizer or a salsa, of sorts.

Surprisingly, the onions and pepper remain crisp, not mushy.  And, the entire combination is delightful and

Olive oil is a key ingredient in marinade

addicting.

If you like chips and salsa, you’ll like marinated garbanzo beans and crackers!  It’s equally delicious and, like chips and salsa, you just can’t stop!

How to Serve Marinated Garbanzo Beans:

Flavorful Marinated Garbanzo Beans
Flavorful Marinated Garbanzo Beans Makes a Wonderful Appetizer or Salad Topper

Of course, Marinated Garbanzo beans make a perfect salad topper. This recipe can stand alone on a bowl of salad greens. Or, you can add some feta cheese and olives to the salad.  Salad dressing is needed.

And, this recipe is a perfect yet unexpected addition to any charcuterie tray.  (By the way, if you haven’t read my post on how to make a charcuterie tray, here’s the link.)   This garbanzo dish would be a great complement to the cheeses and the fruit spreads. Yum!

So, here’s the recipe.  Hope you try it!  And, don’t forget to comment if you do!

Happy Cooking all!

Maria

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Marinated Garbanzo Beans
The vinegar and oil dressing turns ordinary garbanzo beans into a delightful side dish or appetizer! Serve on a salad or with crackers.
Flavorful Marinated Garbanzo Beans
Course Salads
Prep Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 1 day
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Salads
Prep Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 1 day
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Flavorful Marinated Garbanzo Beans
Instructions
  1. Prepare the marinade by sautéing the onion, red pepper and garlic in the olive oil for 4 to 5 minutes (no longer). Add the vinegars, water, thyme and black pepper and cook another 10 minutes (again watch the time).
    Marinated Garbanzo Beans are delicious served on top of crisp crackers.
  2. Pour mixture in large glass bowl with the garbanzo beans and parsley. Marinade overnight.
Recipe Notes

Serve with crackers or over a bed of lettuce.

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