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Garbanzo Bean Salad

Do you ever have one of those days when you’re super busy… yet get nothing done?

This was one of those days.

It started with a wake-up call at 4:30 a.m.

This is what happens when your baby has her four top teeth coming in…

Yes, you read that correctly… FOUR!!!!

I tried everything to help her get back to sleep but she wanted nothing to do with it. She was wide awake.

By 5 a.m., I had coffee brewing and she was playing in the living room like it was the middle of the afternoon.

All I could think of was why she had so much energy and I wanted back in my bed?

Oh… that’s right… she went to bed at 7:30 and I went to bed at 11:45.


I did manage to make a batch of this garbanzo bean salad to have on hand for quick lunches.


I one of my other posts I mentioned that I sometimes like my hummus chunky.

I love putting this salad in sandwiches. It tastes so hardy with big chunks of garbanzos.

To get the beans the right consistency, I pulse them in the food processor about four or five times.

Just quick pulses… you don’t have to hold it down too long.


I love eating this smashed between two slices of bread.

Scooped up with pita chips.

Spread inside a wrap with tons of veggies.

Adapted from Eat Drink & Be Vegan
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup Annie’s Goddess Dressing
  • 1/4 Light Mayo or Vegannaise
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


Pulse garbanzo beans in food processor about 4 or 5 times until chunky, but not pureed.

Combine Goddess dressing, mayo, nutritional yeast, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Mix until combined.

Add dressing mix to garbanzo beans. Mix well. Add celery and raisins.


Happy St. Patty’s Day πŸ™‚

23 Responses

  1. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Sounds good! I like mine as a spread on a sandwich of sautΓ©ed veggies. Or, it’s really good on a BLT. Hope you get a nap today. And when I say nap I mean a span of sleep longer than a few minutes. πŸ™‚

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    That looks so yummy! I am recently obsessed with hummus, so I am sure I would love making this, too. I just made some of my own hummus last night…so delicious!

  3. Kat said on March 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Just wanted to let you know that I am your newest follower! I love your blog! Your recipes are great πŸ™‚ Keep the faith, Kat

  4. Ameena said on March 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Have you heard of Hyland’s Teething Tablets? They worked miracles for Maya when she was teething…all natural too. I know Whole Foods has them. Hope that helps!

  5. anne said on March 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Yum! That hummus looks great! Just read about your resignation. I think it’s awesome to be a stay at home mom. Good for you!

  6. Nicole, RD said on March 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Delicious and high in fiber!

    Those High Fiber Marshmallow Treats are soooo good! I’m posting about them tomorrow πŸ™‚

  7. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on March 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    oh that is cute! I am sure that at 4:30 AM you didn’t think it was cute…

    Your Salad sounds good.

    By the way I meant to ask you… did you watch the Seasone Finale of Big Love? What did you think? This season had me on the edge of my chair.

  8. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on March 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    awww, so many teeth all at once! that has to be no fun πŸ™
    i hope she pulls through soon so you can get a good night of sleep!!

  9. Biz said on March 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I just started liking chick peas – I’ll give this recipe a go!

  10. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on March 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    WOW…4 teeth!! I feel sorry for her and for mommy! πŸ™

  11. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on March 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Yum, I love the idea of this! I am thinking of my lunches next week and this might be on the list!! Thanks!

  12. Mo@MommyRD said on March 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Oh, that sounds delicious!
    I hear you on the 4:30 am wake-up calls. Although, this morning we got to “sleep in” until 6:15 am. I credit it to a playgroup from 4-6 pm last night where she was Ms. Social and wore herself out.
    Here’s to a better night sleep tonight for you both!

  13. Jenn ( said on March 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    That sounds wonderful! Yay, another use for the nutritional yeast that I just bought. πŸ˜€


  14. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on March 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Ah I can’t imagine getting up at 4:45, do you ever get used to that?? I love my hummus chunky too, I love hummus any way basically!

  15. lynn @ the actors diet said on March 18, 2010 at 12:36 am

    chunky hummus – that’s genius!

  16. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on March 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Well, that looks absolutely delightful! A hearty-hummus salad. Mighty nice!

  17. Light Delight with TouTou said on March 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    4:30am is way too early!!! you just scared me of being a Mom…..hehehe πŸ˜€ but seems really worth it to see the baby!

    The hummus looks really good – chunky is the texture I love!

  18. Stef said on March 18, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    i love chunky hummus! but it’s def hard to get the consistency right. aww, poor teething baby! and poor mama!

  19. Jessie said on March 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Four teeth?? Your poor baby! (And poor you!) I’m glad you had a good meal, though πŸ™‚ Did you have your hummus on kale? I love kale, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen kale with a purple stem!

  20. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) said on March 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Poor little one! I hope they come through soon! I too love some chunky hummus! Yummy on or in just about anything!

  21. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on March 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I love semi chunky hummus. I really don’t like it pulverized to smooth paste, this would be perfect for me!

  22. The Candid RD said on March 18, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Oh boy, I can’t WAIT to be a mother! I can sense some hostility. You can remind her of these times when she gets older and asks you for a favor. Tell her you’ve done her plenty of favors. haha

    The salad looks so pretty. I love garbanzo beans.

    I hope you get some sleep tonight. Bed time for Bonzo! Get it ? GarBONZO!? I’m obviously overly tired too…I’m babbling.

  23. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) said on March 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Bless her heart! I hope you both get through this as quickly and painless as possible.