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Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad

Clear Skin Diet Approved

Courtesy of Kate Taylor

This garbanzo salad is our favorite! This recipe was modified by identifying simple ingredient substitutions that make them acne-safe and good for the body without noticeable changes in flavor, texture, or color. It’s super easy to throw together and creates a fresh, protein-packed side dish. A no-cooking-required recipe that calls for vibrant vegetables that are easy to come by any time of the year. Mix them all together, and you’re done!


  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans (certified "BPA" free can), rinsed and drained, or 3 cups cooked chickpeas (previously sprouted non-GMO)

  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cilantro or parsley about 1 bunch

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery plus leaves about 2 ribs

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice from 1 to 1 1/2 lemons

  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a good-sized bowl, simply combine all the ingredients, season with sea salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and squeeze a lemon over it all. Mix, and you’re done!. Serve immediately or chill up to 4 days. Before serving, add more salt and pepper to taste.

Serve alone as a great side dish or salad, or with another protein source for a more complete meal.

If you make this recipe, please let us know! Leave a comment below or take a photo and tag us on Instagram with #integrativeaestheticsboston