Cresson, Garbanzo Beans, Dates Salad

  • 30 mins total
  • 10 mins prep
  • 20 mins cook
  • serves 4 people

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  1. Preeti Shridhar says:

    Great looking salad.
    Love chickpeas in salads. Makes it filling and a good protein option for vegetarians.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Preeti, I am trying to incorporate more vegetarian recipes or suggestions on how to make it more vegetarian.
      Thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen.

  2. Mayuri Patel says:

    Absolutely a delightful salad, any excuse to enjoy some dates. Filling and healthy too. Hopefully will get a chance to make this salad soon but without the cresson. Will use other salad leaves.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you, Mayuri. You can replace the cresson with arugula or spinach, it will be delicious as well and I am sure you will enjoy it.
      Enjoy it and thank you for stopping by Giangi’s Kitchen.

    2. Francy says:

      I like to eat salad in my week lunch, l m always looking for new ideas, your looks very delicious with dates. I need to make 😋

    3. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you Francy! It is quite an enjoyable salad and marries so well with the dates. Love to have your feedback when you make it.
      Enjoy it!

  3. Cindy Mom, the Lunch Lady says:

    This is a wonderful salad. I love garbonzo beans are one of my favourite foods.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! I would eat them every other day if I could. Love them simple with olive oil and vinegar or in a more elaborate salad.

  4. Mihaela| says:

    I share your love for chickpeas and also use it in salads or chillies. I usually buy a large pack -5kg or so, boil small parts, and freeze it, so that is ready when I need it. Healthy, filling and delicious!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      That is fantastic!! I love chickpeas and you are giving some sound and fantastic advice, thank you.

  5. Sue says:

    Wonderful salad with an unusual combination of flavors that works so well together! Bravo!

  6. Kris says:

    This looks so yummy and refreshing! I’ve never had watercress, but will try with arugula.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! You will enjoy it with the arugula. The watercress is similar in taste as the arugula.

  7. Colette says:

    I love cresson, especially cresson salad! We make them a lot in Madagascar. This recipe is delicious; I can’t wait to try it! 😋

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you so much Colette. I was so fortunate to found cresson here and jump to the opportunity to prepare something with it.
      Enjoy this cresson, garbanzo beans, dates salad and love your feedback one you do.
      Bon Appetit!!

  8. Ildiko says:

    I love trying something different and this salad sounds delicious. I bet the sumac and lemon really freshen up the earthy flavor of the chickpeas. and the dates give it just a touch of sweetness. Can’t wait to try this with grilled chicken or fish. Thanks.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! You will love it with any poultry, fish, or meats. Full of flavor that will satisfy any appetite. THe sumac and lemon bring out such a fantastic flavor to this salad.

  9. Natalie says:

    That’s one very healthy and nutritious salad. I’m going to make it tomorrow for lunch. can’t wait.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Bon Appetit! I am sure you will enjoy it!

  10. Kayla DiMaggio says:

    I am always on the hunt for a good, easy salad. This was so perfect, easy and delicious!

    1. Jere Cassidy says:

      I am glad to find this recipe. I have just started eating dates and love them, but I have never used them in cooking or baking. Also, I received sumac for a present and have not used it yet. Definitely making this salad.

  11. Dawn says:

    This salad with garbanzo beans and dates is so delicious! We had to substitute the cresson tho because I cannot find it anywhere here. I followed your suggestion above and went with arugula and spinach. Everybody loved it here!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I am so happy you made it and everyone enjoyed it. Such a great light lunch or side dish.
      Thank you for sharing with me.

  12. Christina's Bread Bakes says:

    As always, your recipes are so delicious and healthy. I love this one! P.S. I used your suggestion for spinach since since I did not find cresson. Will make it again.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Wonderful! I am so happy you enjoyed it with the spinach.
      Thank you for stopping by my page.

  13. Joanna says:

    I can imagine all these wonderful flavors mixing together into a perfect symphony of tastes and textures! I’ll be definitely trying it out very soon. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure! I hope you will try it as I am sure you will like it.

  14. nancy says:

    love the texture and flavour of this salad! so nourishing too

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you!

  15. Cindy L says:

    This salad looks fantastic. Chickpeas are one of my favourite foods and I am so intrigued about boiling them to impart more flavor.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      The onion, bay leaf, and garlic once the garbanzo starts softening, the flavors start infusing themself in the garbanzo. Quite yummy. I hope you will try it.

  16. Ruth says:

    I loved the flavor combination. Will definitely make again.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you!

  17. Andrea says:

    loving everything about this salad! i never thought to add dates into mine. definitely will be moving forward!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I love dates and anywhere I can use them I try to do it.

  18. Daniel Ng says:

    I will try this for the Chinese New Year celebration.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      THank you, Daniel! Happy New Year!

  19. Jeannie says:

    I havent tried watercres yet on my salad but this salad looks so refreshing. Love the addition of dates

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you, Jeannie! Watercress is hard sometimes to find.

  20. Mihaela | says:

    I love your fruit addition to this already perfect (and super healthy) salad. I did not have fresh dates and used fewer dried ones when I made it, but the salad was still very tasty. I need to remember to buy fresh next time😁

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      I love dates and when I can get fresh one’s I am in heaven, so sweet and tasty.
      I am glad you enjoyed the salad.

  21. Elizabeth Swoish says:

    THIS RECIPE TAKES SALAD TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL (yes I am yelling but an excited yelling). The flavors are sweet, rich, and refreshing all at the same time. SO GOOD! Thank you for another wonderful recipe.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      The pleasure is all mine, thank you for making it.

  22. Erin says:

    This sounds so light and tasty, and I love anything with dates! Yum!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      You will enjoy this salad as it is so rich in flavor.

  23. Jayashree T.Rao says:

    Lovely salad with chickpea Giangi. Liked the addition of dates in it, will add it the next time I make it.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Thank you! I am sure you will enjoy it.

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