This Garbanzo Bean and Roasted Corn Salad came together on a whim a couple weeks ago. I needed a dish to bring someplace and wanted to use ingredients that sounded good and were in my house.
Garbanzo beans are one of my favorite things so I decided to determine the rest of the salad around that ingredient. Onion and jalapeno make pretty much everything better so those made an appearance as well. Sautéing them before adding them to the salad gives them more of a subtle flavor. I like my salads lightly dressed, mostly because I’m cheap and I hate to see all of the dressing left at the bottom of the dish. Because it’s not sitting in gobs of dressing, this will keep well for several days depending on what add ins you use. The perfect amount of citrus and oil flavors came through, but if you’d like to add more, go for it.
This salad is super easy to adapt based on what you have on hand. Look and see what vegetables you need to use up and add them in.
I enjoyed eating the leftovers for my lunch and will definitely be making it again. My 3 year old also loved it and had to keep taking bites from my bowl instead of her lunch. Little stinker. I suppose I should be happy she enjoys eating her vegetables.
- 1 (16 ounces) package frozen corn
- 3 cups garbanzo beans (or two cans drained and rinsed)
- 2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
- ½ a small onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½-1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1-2 avocados, chopped
- ½-1 cup red bell pepper
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lime (or lemon) juice
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Turn your oven on to high broil. Spread the corn onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven around 10 minutes. You don't want to over cook and dry out the corn so watch it and stir one or two times.
- In a skillet sauté the jalapeno, onion, and garlic.
- In a large bowl combine the corn, garbanzo beans, onion mixture and dressing ingredients.
- Adjust seasons to taste. Can also add a little garlic powder if needed.
- Gently stir in add ins.
- Can serve room temperature or chilled.
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What a fantastic recipe and there are many extras you can add – Thanks for sharing and linking up with us again at the #WWDParty.
It’s one of my new favorite salad recipes. Garbanzo beans make pretty much anything better – yum!
Looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for pinning! I LOVED this salad, hope you enjoy it too.
(oh, and I had to pin this too!)
This looks really great! Ready to try it out for an up coming cookout. Great recipe.
It is amazing!!! I love garbanzo beans in pretty much anything so I greatly enjoyed the leftovers. Hope you enjoy it!
Looks delish. Pinned for later. Found this on Thank Goodness it’s Monday.
Thanks for stopping by! It super tasty. I was sad when the leftovers were gone.
This looks so delicious! I’m always looking for new and creative ways to get veggies into my meals. I’ll be trying this one out!
It is a super yummy and easy salad. So many veggies would taste amazing added in. I hope you enjoy it!
Looks delicious!! I’m stopping by from Good Tips Tuesday blog hop – Thanks!
PS – I would also like to invite you to a blog hop called: “The Great Blog Train” –we are travelling to the Adirondacks & visit our Dining Car for a great recipe! Thank you! http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2014/04/the-great-blog-train-16-giveaway.html
Thanks, Angie! It is so tasty. I want to make another batch to eat for lunches again.
I definitely need to try this recipe! Garbanzo beans are SO good, but I never knew what they went well with 🙂 This salad looks delicious 🙂
I LOVE garbanzo beans as well! One of my favorites and they freeze great too so I like to cook up big batches. I really like this salad – hope you do as well.
This looks so yummy! I hope to try it this weekend! Stopped over from Babies and Beyond link up.
Thanks for stopping by! I love this salad. I’m ready to eat it again. Mmmm. Hope you enjoy it too.
I enjoy a good salad with beans in it! Looks deelish 🙂
Thanks so much for linking up at “Share Your Stuff Tuesday” Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com
Me too! Especially garbanzo beans. So good. Thanks for hosting.
Deanna, I love how you made this salad with garbanzo beans… my fave! I’m so happy you shared this creative salad with all of us at the Show Stopper this week!
Garbanzo beans are my favorite too! They are sooo good. Thanks for hosting. I’m looking forward to making this again so I can eat the leftovers.
Hi Deanna – Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party. I’m pinning this to our group board. We hope you’ll join us again this week.
Thanks for hosting, Gaye, and for pinning! Enjoy your party.
Roasted corn has such nice flavor. I’m loving all these corn salads coming out this time of year! Stop on by and share with us on Five Friday Finds. 🙂
It really does! I love salads like these. Thanks for sharing about Five Friday Finds. I’ll have to hop over and check it out when I’m home later today.
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