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Chopped Salad with Bacon and Fried Garbanzo Beans

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Global


I love this Chopped Salad with Bacon and Fried Garbanzo Beans Salad, all the ingredients in this matches well together from the crisp bacon to the salty feta.




  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 telegraph cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 5 slices streaky bacon
  • 1 dozen cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 60 g feta cheese, cubed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • ranch dressing


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, minced


  1. In a bowl toss together garbanzo beans, cayenne pepper, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Place skillet over medium heat stove top then add 1/3 cup of olive oil, once oil is hot fry garbanzo beans until crispy. It will take roughly 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet then set aside.
  3. Discard oil from the skillet then fry bacon until crispy, let it cool then chop it into small pieces then set aside.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together dressing ingredients.
  5. Add and toss gently lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta.
  6. Transfer in a salad plate, drizzle some ranch dressing over the top then garnish with bacon and crispy fried garbanzo beans