Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Italian Garbanzo Bean Salad

I have a recipe for you that will help clean out your pantry and your fridge! I love it when that happens! I have such a big food supply in our kitchen that I always get giddy when I  make a recipe that uses what we have on hand and can help dwindle down the over packed cupboards. 

Friends, if there's ever a huge natural disaster or emergency situation (frantically knocking on wood over here!) you know where to head first. I can feed y'all for at least a week!

A few weeks ago, I took a look into the cupboards in search of a side for our meal that evening. Staring back at me were cans of organic garbanzo and black beans and also organic, GMO-free corn. Those cans had been in there awhile so I decided it was time to put 'em to use!

 I decided to make a corn and bean salad using those pantry ingredients and also a few from the fridge. We had half a red pepper and half a red onion that needed to be used up or tossed soon. Perfect! Italian dressing to give the salad a little flavor and optional fresh parsley were all that was left to round out this recipe!

Chop your fresh veggies and herbs, toss all in a large bowl and you're set! A quick, healthy salad side dish in just a few minutes!

Italian Garbanzo Bean Salad

1 can organic garbanzo beans, drained
1 can organic black beans, drained
1 can organic sweet corn, drained
1/2 red onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red pepper, chopped
3-4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup Italian dressing

Chop onion, garlic, pepper, and parsley.
Drain cans.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.


  1. This looks so good! And I love how bright and colorful the photos are too..great recipe!

  2. Sounds delish! And easy. Winner winner!!


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