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Roasted Chickpea and Apricot Salad

Roasted Chickpea and Apricot Salad

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  • Author: Julia Mueller
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


Let us delve into a fast, healthy, in-season salad.


  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 large ripe apricots, pitted and sliced
  • 6 cups baby arugula leaves (or mixed greens)
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss the garbanzo beans with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the ground cumin and a pinch of cinnamon and salt.
  3. Spread garbanzo beans on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring half-way through.
  4. In a salad bowl or mixing bowl, whisk together the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper.
  5. Add the red onion and apricots and mix to coat in oil.
  6. Add the arugula (or mixed greens) and mix.
  7. Once the garbanzo beans are out of the oven, add them to the salad warm, along with the feta cheese and toss together.
  8. Serve in heaping portions with some delicious barbecue and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side
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