Photo: Jan Smith
6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Add Mediterranean flavor with kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley and rosemary. Once you've served this as a side dish, you can toss the leftovers with pasta for a main-dish pasta salad.

How to Make It

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine juice, oil, and garlic, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over bean mixture; toss to coat. Chill at least 1 hour.

Ratings & Reviews

Stacey1vg's Review

November 04, 2014
These were ok. I found them to be dry. I wondered if I left out the oil. I didn't find it salty. I don't use canned chickpea's but dryed that I cook and freeze. That may be the difference.

geekgrrl's Review

June 21, 2013
Have made this several times and it's excellent! Not too salty at all. I leave out the feta cheese, and i've used olives from the olive bar along with whatever pickled peppers they have there. I swirl olives and peppers in the food processor to chop (not too long so they don't get mushy). Everyone loves this recipe! Gets better overnight. If you want to add feta, I would add it at the last minute.

NancyJL's Review

June 24, 2012
Noting previous reviewers comments that the result was too salty, I omitted the pickled banana peppers and feta. I added chopped fresh tomato for color. I also cooked dried garbanzo beans in a pressure cooker so avoided the additional salt in canned beans. My husband tried it and said "Wow!" We loved it.

Treyone's Review

July 27, 2011
Not bad but high in sodium. Try using no salt added canned chickpeas (seem to be more available in the grocery store, especially in the organic section), but still rinse/drain. Also, I always rinse olives and capers before using - doesn't do a lot if you are watching sodium, but if its the salty flavor, this might help.

2BPaulaB's Review

July 13, 2010
although good in theory, the overwhelming flavor in this was salt. Couldn't taste anything else. I did use olives in stored in a brine. Perhaps different ingredient sources could reduce the sodium content. It was so bad that I tossed out the left overs.