Garbanzo Fruit Salad

Ciecierzyca-01Garbanzo is Spanish for what you probably know as chick peas.

I love using fresh fruit in salads, especially oranges.  It’s the burst of flavor when you bite into a piece of orange – it sparkles in your mouth.  The wine vinegar used in this salad also brings some pizazz.

Servings 4
calories per serving: 220
Toss together:


  • 2 cups raw Broccoli – diced
  • About 2 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups raw Zucchini, sliced n diced (if you are using organic leave the peel on)
  • 1 med Orange, peeled and broken into sections, then each section cut in half


  • About 2 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Mixed Baby Greens
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, diced
  • 30 red or green seedless grapes (you don’t have to use seedless, but it’s more pleasant not to have spit them out while eating a salad!)
  • 1 1/4 cups garbanzos (Chick Peas)


Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g 12 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 6 %
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 143 mg 6 %
Potassium 600 mg 17 %
Total Carbohydrate 33 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 8 g 34 %
Sugars 13 g
Protein 7 g 15 %
Vitamin A 79 %
Vitamin C 250 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 16 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

This is a recipe I have stored on my Fitness Pal – something I pursued relentlessly for about 6 months then quit. It was just way too time consuming to enter each food with the precise details demanded by the app. But seeing as I have the nutritional values, I thought I’d include them here. 

Life is an amazing journey.

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Posted in 2016 Food 'n Recipes, A-Z, Alison Boston, Recipes, Recipes From an Empty Fridge, Recipes from the Veggie Box, Vegan, Vegetarian
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