Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad from Trader Joe’s

curried garbanzo salad



Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad from Trader Joe’s

Isn’t this salad gorgeous? Adding red cabbage really makes this Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad from Trader Joe’s so colorful, crunchy and inviting. And it’s easy to make with just a few ingredients – all available at your local Trader Joe’s with the exception of the red cabbage. However, you could substitute Trader Joe’s Organic Shredded Red and Green Cabbage with Orange Carrots red cabbage for the red cabbage if you don’t want to shop for it elsewhere.

This is great as a salad or can be used to fill a soft or hard corn tortilla to make tacos. It’s light, flavorful and high in fiber and will keep for a couple of days in the fridge so you can have it for lunch or dinner the next day too. I brought it to our 4th of July picnic – and enjoyed it for lunch on the 5th.

With the temperatures rising with the summer months, having a filling salad for dinner or lunch makes sense.

I learned a new trick while making this salad: the directions suggested shaving the cabbage with a vegetable peeler – and it worked!

This salad is plant-based, vegan and gluten-free.

Following a healthier diet could help you made significant improvements to your health. My husband and I have been following a plant-based diet since mid-March. He recently had his cholesterol checked and it is down by 30 points! He has lost about 25 pounds without trying to and he is very satisfied with the foods we have been making, such as this plant-based salad or taco.


Curried Garbanzo Bean Salad

Adapted from Easy Vegan Breakfasts and Lunches by Maya Sozer

Serves 4


Curried Garbanzo Beans

1 15-ounce can Trader Joe’s Garbanzo Beans

1/2 teaspoon Trader Joe’s Curry Powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon hot sauce


Cabbage Salad

2 cups shaved red cabbage (shave with vegetable peeler) or 2 cups Trader Joe’s Organic Shredded Red and Green Cabbage with Orange Carrots

1/2 cup lettuce, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 radish, sliced or use jicama (Trader Joe’s sells this in strips in the refrigerated vegetable section) or daikon radish

1 cucumber, sliced (peeled if not an English cucumber)

6 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 avocado, cubed

Salt, optional

Chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Fresh lime juice, optional



For the Curried Garbanzo Beans, add all of the ingredients in a pan over medium heat and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring often. Cool before adding to salad.

Mix the salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss; add the garbanzo beans. Add salt, chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice if desired.

Per serving

205 calories, 12 g* fat, 127 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 8.3 g fiber, 6.8 g protein

*To lower fat, replace the oil in the salad with lime juice.


If you are looking for some more great ways to use Trader Joe’s healthy shortcut products, check out my Trader Joe’s cookbooks!

Quick and Healthy Meals from Trader Joe’s

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Weight Watcher Points are available on my Jamie Davidson Cooks! Web site.

Recipes for Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian recipes are included in both cookbooks.

Find more recipes and ideas on my Facebook page: Trader Joe’s Recipes

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Jamie Davidson, M.S. has taught busy (and hungry) people how to eat nutritiously conveniently for many years with her “Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s” classes and her healthy Trader Joe’s cookbooks. She has been on a campaign to make eating healthy easier ever since she worked with cardiac patients, who were passionate about adding a few years to their lives, years ago.

She also helps those who would love to fit into their smaller-size clothes successfully lose weight and keep it off, looking and feeling their best.  For help with healthy weight loss, check out my What Works Weight Loss website.





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