Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Sumac Honey Lemon Salad Dressing

roasted garbanzo beans

Here’s a delicious, roasted garbanzo beans salad with refreshing and tangy veggies that make it unforgettable.  This is a high protein salad that will actually fill you up. I added fresh curly parsley, mint, tomatoes, red onions and a surprise ingredient of goji berries, with a refreshing homemade sumac honey-lemon salad dressing.

roasted garbanzo beansRoasted garbanzo beans are my favorite healthy snack and bring a nice texture and taste for a salad. Garbanzo beans are filling and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, but contain high amounts of folate and manganese. Garbanzo beans have long been valued for their fiber and protein content.  I would recommend buying Garbanzo beans with no salt, added and if you are buying canned Garbanzo beans, be sure to look for a BPA-FREE 0r Non BPA lining can.

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

I roasted the Garbanzo beans in light olive oil, salt and sumac powder. Sumac powder has tangy lemon flavor, yet it is more balanced and less tart than lemon juice.
Sumac is a very popular condiment in Turkey and Iran and is an essential ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking.  Purchase sumac from or at many international markets. I bought my Sadaf Sumac Powder (pure sumac without any other ingredients) at local market for less than $5 per 12.5 oz.


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Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Sumac
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans wash and drain, unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or use olive oil cooking spray to help cut back the calories/fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sumac powder
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F
  2. In a bowl, toss garbanzo beans/chickpeas with olive oil and season to taste with salt, sumac, garlic and black pepper
  3. Spread on a baking sheet
  4. Roast the garbanzo beans for 10-15 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning
  5. You may also cook the chickpeas a bit longer to make them crispier
Sumac Lemon Salad Dressing
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or more according to your liking
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sumac or more according to your liking
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the above ingredients.
  2. Serve immediately or keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.


Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Sumac Honey Lemon Salad Dressing
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh parsley chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh red onion thinly sliced
  • 15 oz roasted garbanzo beans
  • 2 cups cooked whole grains ( such as mixed couscous quinoa or lentils)
  • 2 tablespoons dried goji berries
  • fresh avocados chopped
  • Sumac Honey Lemon Dressing
  • Like many salads this one is very customizable so feel free to remove parsley, etc. or add other ingredients to your liking.
  1. Arrange all the ingredients above in a large salad bowl
  2. Drizzle with sumac honey lemon dressing and mix well
  3. Serve immediately
  4. You can also make this salad for the next day and keep it the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  5. Pour the salad dressing when you are ready to eat.

roasted garbanzo beans with sumac lemon salad dressing. Clean eating recipe, high protein salad that actually fill you up. Homemade lemon dressing

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  • Reply
    Rebecca Swenor
    Sep 17, 2016 at 1:59 am

    This recipes for the roasted garbanzo beans with sumac and the honey lemon salad dressing sound interesting. I will have to try making this salad and the dressing for my family. This is a salad I have never tried to make before but I think my family would enjoy it. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

    • Reply
      Sep 17, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Let me know if you like it….

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    MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn)
    Sep 17, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    That salad looks ah-maz-ing! I just ate but I want to run out and get the ingredients to make this right now.

  • Reply
    Sep 17, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I haven’t tried Garbanzo beans. I am not sure if I would like them or not. Your salad looks tasty though.

  • Reply
    Chubskulit Rose
    Sep 18, 2016 at 4:47 am

    Your fppd is always appetizing to look and very deli-cious. I would love me a bowl of this salad!

  • Reply
    Sep 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

    The last time I had garbanzo beans was back in my hometown – my mom used to prepare dishes with garbanzo a lot. Got to try your recipe! Looks yum!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Sep 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I have never tried Garbanzo beans before. This salad looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this week.

  • Reply
    Sep 19, 2016 at 6:46 am

    We love Garbanzo beans and this looks amazing!!

  • Reply
    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Oh my goodness – this looks amazing! And the photos are just lovely, great job!

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    Wildish Jess
    Sep 20, 2016 at 12:19 am

    This is seriously one of the most beautiful salads I have ever seen in my life!

    • Reply
      Oct 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

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