If you’ve never had (or even heard of) Balela Salad before, let me fill you in. Balela is a Middle-Eastern garbanzo and black bean salad tossed with a tangy, herbed vinaigrette. I typically make this delicious salad anytime I’m cooking for vegans or vegetarians.

The beans offer a nice dose of protein and are wonderfully filling. It’s such a versatile recipe too — you can serve it as a side salad, as a relish for meat or fish, or as a dip for crackers, bread, or pita chips. I’ve also used this in a sandwich or wrap. I’m telling you…a ton of things can be done with this recipe!

We’ve been watching a lot of hockey lately (playoffs and now the Stanley Cup championship), and this is the perfect game day snack. Even meat eaters will love it! This Vegan Balela Salad recipe is a must try. Enjoy!

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baela salad
Vegan Balela Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A tasty and healthy dish that makes the perfect vegan side to any meal. Serve it as a salad or even as a dip for game day.
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 208 kcal
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 medium white onion (finely diced)
  • 1 large tomato (finely diced)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients together.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings

Serving size is about 1/2 cup

Each serving = 1 Point*

*based only ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Balela Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.2g 10%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 448mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 27.8g 9%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 9.5g 19%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Melissa Drake Reply

    I plugged this recipe into the weightwatchers recipe builder and myfitnesspal I’m getting 6 smart points per serving, I’m not sure where the discrepancy is but I think the nutrition for this recipe is off.

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