Deconstructed Hummus Salad

5 from 2 votes

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Garbanzo bean salad has all the fixings of hummus but with less work.

I’ve been in love with healthy hummus dishes for some time now and I’m so happy to share this beauty with you today.

I am calling this a deconstructed hummus salad, but you can just call it delicious.
Plate of healthy hummus salad
This healthy hummus salad has all the fixings of traditional hummus, and it’s served on a bed of fresh greens.

What is this?

We love summer, no matter what season we are in. Here in the midwest, the summers can be short and the winters long and hard.

What’s in it

  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Cumin
  • Tahini Paste
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Zest
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Fresh Greens

Making healthier and lighter food choices help us to remember warmer days of bright sunshine, even when there is nearly a foot of snow on the ground in mid-April.

This is our reality in northeast Wisconsin, but it’s not all bad.

Serving bowl with hummus salad, deconstructed.
This healthy, hummus salad goes together in a snap.
Hummus is one of those foods that makes us feel good about what we are eating,  no matter what the weather is doing outside.
Loaded with nutrients like fiber and protein, it is much better for you than a hearty cheese spread or a spoonful of mayonnaise on your lunchtime sandwich.
In case you’ve never tried it like that, hummus is a great substitute for both those things.

Dish of homemade hummus with toasted pita bread.

Try this healthy hummus dish today

On this sunny Saturday at our small cottage on a small lake in the middle of Nowhere, Wisconsin, I decided to try a different type of hummus.
One that is not mashed and blended.
Friends, this is one recipe you have to try.
A bowl of salad on a plate
Chickpea salad is the perfect summer dish!

This garbanzo bean salad is delicious, attractive, and it is loaded with health.  Eating this healthy hummus creation will make you feel the same way.

There is one more factor that deconstructed hummus salad a winner; it is extremely easy to throw together.

It has all the taste of a wonderful hummus and none of the mess.  There is no food processor, chopper, blender, or what have you.  It is virtually a one-bowl wonder.

I love hummus, and I prefer to make my own, all the fuss and muss involved sometimes prevents me from taking the time to make it.

Now, we have a new option, and I hope you give it a try soon. Do you ever make your hummus? We would love to hear from you

Dan from Platter Talk standing in the kitchen.


A close up of a plate of salad, with Hummus salad and Chickpea
This garbanzo bean salad is an easy and delicious alternative to traditional hummus.

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Garbanzo Bean Salad

5 from 2 votes
This garbanzo bean salad is a deconstructed hummus salad with all the tastes and benefits of healthy hummus but much less work to make. Give this one a try today and you'll feel as good as this beautiful salad looks.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 4


  • 15 oz garbanzo beans, 1 can, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • black pepper, fresh ground, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, fresh
  • fresh mixed greens to garnish, optional


  • Rinse garbanzo beans well, and remove the skins if desired. Place beans in medium-size mixing bowl.
  • Gently fold in remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly blended
  • Serve with lemon wedges and mixed greens.


Calories: 127kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 309mg, Potassium: 215mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 35IU, Vitamin C: 9.3mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. I was so happy to this link. I loved this recipe when I first saw it. Thanks for sharing it with #theWeekendSocial. Come back next week, you are always welcome, Dan! Off to pin!

  2. This looks so fresh and delicious! I am new to the vegan lifestyle and this is going to be a great recipe to add to my repertoire. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I love hummus and I think this salad sounds wonderful. I might mix it up by throwing in one of my favorite mix ins like red peppers. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Linky party.

  4. I am absolutely addicted to chickpeas and love using them in so many different ways. The idea of having all the wonderful flavors only homemade hummus can provide…and without the “fuss and muss” has me craving this summery salad right now!

    1. Thanks, Linda. These are easy to become addicted to and maybe even more so now with this recipe!. Thanks for the comments!

  5. I grew up with a vegetarian mom and I have a love of all things legume. Your salad looks delicious!

  6. This is like one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Great idea for a great easy salad optipon.

    1. KC, Thanks for the comments, and I hope you’ll feel free to chop this one!! 🙂

  7. This is a great looking salad, Dan. I love hummus and I also like these crisp little beans in a salad. I really like this salad idea, thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Dan and Scott: I love the easy flow of your blog, great recipe and lots of love going into the plating and photographing. Happy Sunday fellas!

    1. Thanks so much, Patty. What a nice way to start our Sunday by reading your comments. Have a wonderful day yourself!