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Garden Garbanzo Bean Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing

Audrey Sommer
This recipe for Garbanzo Bean Salad is a light and healthy meal option made with chickpeas, red bell peppers, broccoli, cooked barley, fresh dill, and creamy garlic dressing.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

Garbanzo Bean Salad

  • 2 15 oz cans chickpeas
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • 2 cups raw broccoli roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cooked barley
  • ¾ cup sliced Kalamata olives (optional)
  • 2 tbs. fresh dill chopped

Creamy Garlic Dressing

  • 2 whole bulbs of garlic
  • Extra Virgin olive oil for roasting
  • cup extra virgin olive oil for the dressing
  • 2 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs. sour cream
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Creamy Garlic Dressing

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Then, using a sharp knife, cut ½ an inch down from the top of each garlic bulb. This will expose the top of each garlic clove.
  • Then, drizzle the top of each garlic bulb with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Wrap the garlic bulbs in foil or parchment paper and then bake for 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, take them out of the oven, and let them cool. Then squeeze out the soft cloves by pressing on the sides of the bulb.
  • Combine the roasted garlic, 1/3 cup of olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream,Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper in a blender. Then blend until smooth.
  • Set aside, and begin making the salad.

Garbanzo Bean Salad

  • In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, red bell pepper, broccoli, barley, dill, and Kalamata olives (optional).
  • Pour in the whole batch of creamy garlic dressing and stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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