Gonzo Garbanzo

This delicious bean salad is easy to prepare. For best flavor, cover and refrigerate one hour to allow flavors to mingle. We know it’s hard to be so patient, but it really is better this way.

Hands-on time:
15 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings (3 cups)

Kitchen Gear

Can opener
Colander or strainer
Measuring cup
Sharp knife
Measuring spoons
Mixing bowl


1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed with cold water
1⁄2 cup raisins, currants or dried cranberries
1 cup chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
2 scallions or ¼ small red onion
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup black or green olives, pitted and chopped
1 bunch flat-leaf spinach or one 5-ounce bag of baby spinach


  1. Put everything in the bowl and mix well.

  2. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour to let the flavors mingle. You may store refrigerated up to two days.

*Garbanzo beans are also called chickpeas.

*"Pitted" means with the pits removed.